Saturday, July 18, 2015

Review: Eyeballs Growing All Over Me …Again by Tony Rauch

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10148074Title: Eyeballs Growing All Over Me ...Again
on October 24, 2010
Pages: 144
Format: eBook
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A man comes home to discover a Bigfoot-like creature watching his tv, a giant robot pays a visit to a couple, a new kid has some unusual toys to share, an inventor creates a gorgeous robot in order to meet women, a girl becomes so ill she has her head replaced with a goat head, someone wakes to discover little eyes growing all over his body, small, hairy creatures come looking to retrieve an object they had misplaced, and a boy finds an unusual pair of sunglasses in the weeds. These are the whimsical, surreal adventures of Tony Rauch.


So I read the synopsis on this and figured okay it was going to be one of those weird books I am sure I could get into it. I was wrong. I tried everything to really enjoy the book but it just didn’t call to me like I hoped it would, I am down for weird and different stories but sometimes they are not all right for me. Some of the stories were really way to short for me to really get into the story being told so I couldn’t fully enjoy it. I think for me the best story told was I discover an army of…. where a young boy discovers that there is an army of himself in a house that a mysterious man lives. I read some of the reviews and it seems some people enjoy this type of read I believe they call it bizarro I believe is how it is spelled. I think these collections of story stories would be good for the type of people who like that genre of books. There is some sci-fi, humor and some horror type reads. So I believe there is probably a little of everything for someone. For me it just didn’t work out. I may try later on to give this book another try and see if I could get into it but I am not totally sure on that.

Tony Rauch
Tony Rauch is an architectural and urban designer, and
an all-around great guy filled with nothing but good things. Good things.
He has two books of funky/jazzy/arty short stories in print: I’m Right Here (Spout Press) and Laredo(Eraserhead Press). Some dark and gothic, some kinda sci-fi, some absurdist, some experimental, some fairytale, some fantasy-ish, some dream-like and surreal, some social satire.
His two screenplays are available for reading on his website.
Eraserhead Press plans to publish additional collections of his short stories, beginning with Now We Can Buy a Monkey (surreal, action adventure, fantasy, sci-fi, dream-like pieces) and then Despite Our Best Efforts(absurdist pieces)