To be published in a limited edition of 150 paperback copies by Novello Publishers, LICKER is a comedic horror novelette about a boy who is having some difficulties controlling his tongue…and the growths that are forming on it…and the weird people at the carnival who are compelled to want a piece of it.
In an early review, Horror World calls it an “over-the-top, gross-out laugh riot….Arnzen clearly had a lot of fun in trying to outdo himself, from the very first paragraph all the way to the last.”
Here’s what others have to say…
“Beyond over the top…LICKER violates every possible notion of good taste, gleefully, and the result is an optimistic graveyard fandango.” — Peter Straub, author of IN THE NIGHT ROOM
Deaf mute cheerleaders, mutant tongues, cotton candy and sideshows! In LICKER, Michael A. Arnzen takes us on a lip-smacking rollercoaster ride with no brakes into the very underside of the carnival world and leaves us gagging for more. A grotesque classic! — L. L. Soares, author of RIGHT HOUSE ON THE LEFT
“Mike Arnzen is the chicest, craftiest horror writer in the Biz, and LICKER is among the best in his library. Devilish, bizarre and irreverent, this book has everything: an insatiable plot, fingerlicking prose, and characters who will eat your heart out with a wooden spoon! Arnzen has imagination pouring out of every orifice.” — D. Harlan Wilson, author of PSEUDO CITY
“Mike Arnzen’s LICKER is a good old-fashioned, toad-licking, carnival freak-out that reads like an acid-flashback Tilt-a-Whirl…Read this book and I guarantee you will never look at a carnie the same way you used to.” — Steve Vernon, CEMETERY DANCE review
“LICKER is a truly intoxicating, hallucinogenic whirlwind of brainbreaking freakshow fun. Arnzen’s sure-footed, fast-paced storytelling, and his willingness to fly far beyond the bounds of good taste, make LICKER the one bizarre carnival ride that you must buy a ticket for.” — Jeremy Robert Johnson, author of EXTINCTION JOURNALS
This is the weirdest thing I’ve ever written. Want a taste? Preorder it today at shocklines bookstore.