Author: Max Wood
WhatWhat: A noir-ish tale in which the narrator is rescued from his life in the projects by a live cheesy puff, who pimps him out and takes him on the road until it all comes to a bleak end in Reno. (A bleak end for the cheesy puff, that is: the narrator lives happily on the former puff’s money.)
The Grammarians from Space HATE it when do that:
“Sit that delicious ass in here” The orange arm extended as it patted a red fur bucket seat. (loc 152)
Seriously, punctuating speech is not that hard, and yet the story gets it wrong more often than not. This is the single most annoying thing about kindleporn as a genre.
My eyes widened at the wondrous and puffed flour flopper that was lightly toasted with orange powder and chiseled like the finest of porn star pocket puppets. (loc 204)
Verdict: The author enjoyed improbable metaphors just a little too much for my taste, but the noir-ish flavor (and the tragic ending of poor cheesy) made it memorable. Awesome, cheesy goodness.