“With his latest novel, Bassoff takes us on yet another journey blending crime and noir, horror and the surreal, filled with sandblasted and desolate landscapes populated by broken characters you will never forget.”
Stanley Maddox is the very definition of mundane. His marriage is a shambles, his coworkers have trouble recognizing him at the job, and there’s this strange creature creeping around his house.
Stanley notices a mysterious flap of flesh hanging from his face. He pulls the flap, revealing another person inside, hiding beneath his skin.
This other person is evil, and has the power to alter Stanley’s life forever.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Jon Bassoff is one of the brightest, and darkest, rising voices in horror and dark fiction today. He is the author of Corrosion, Factory Town, The Incurables, The Disassembled Man, and The Blade This Time. Tom Piccirilli called Corrosion “startlingly original and unsettling”, and the novel won the DarkFuse Reader’s Choice Award for best novel. With his latest novel, Bassoff takes us on yet another journey blending crime and noir, horror and the surreal, filled with sandblasted and desolate landscapes populated by broken characters you will never forget. William Boyle (Gravesend) says: “Throw the best of Richard Matheson, Ray Bradbury, Jim Thompson, and Charlie Kaufman in a blender and you might come up with something close to Jon Bassoff’s The Drive-Thru Crematorium. It’s menacing, unpredictable, and full of nightmares to shock us into a new reality. I finished it in one sitting and then went back out into the world, wondering if things would ever be the same.”
Why Jon Bassoff is excited about this book:
“The Drive-Thru Crematorium might be my most bizarre novel, and it’s one that I’m really proud of. It’s sort of a grotesque love poem to the suburbs: a dash of Kafka and Lynch spilled into my own deranged concoction.”
Forthcoming from Eraserhead Press 1 August 2019, The Drive-Thru Crematorium by Jon Bassoff is available for pre-order right now.