Hangman's Jam—A Symphony Of Terror

Adult
Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
Some songs stick in your head.

Others consume your soul.

A song called “Hangman’s Jam” opens the doorway between dimensions. But what nightmarish monstrosities lurk beyond the threshold, waiting to break on through?

Some songs demand sacrifice, and Hangman’s Jam is a symphony of murder and madness. More

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Words: 85,630
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301274536
About Rob Errera

Rob Errera is many things to many people.

Here’s my official “writer” bio:

Rob Errera has worked as a writer, editor, musician, and literary critic. His fiction, non-fiction, and essays have earned numerous awards, including the First Annual Bloodcurdling Tales of Terror Contest. His work has appeared in Starlog, New York Review of Science Fiction, Cinefantastique, Agony In Black, Wetbones, 2 A.M. Magazine, and Dark Recesses among others. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, two kids, and a bunch of rescued dogs and cats. His book, Autism Dad: Adventures In Raising An Autistic Son, is available in print and digital format at all major online booksellers. He blogs at roberrera.com, and Tweets at @haikubob.

Some days I’m awesome. Today, I sucked. Tomorrow I will be better.

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Reviews

Review by: Wendel Forrest on Jan. 08, 2013 :
Have to say, this is a gem of a find!

So, first off, most self-pub books get really bad raps for being of low quality. Mainly issues with the editing; the cover looks amateur; the description box is done poorly; and it’s priced to high, low, etc. All sorts of complaints get bandied about when you’re a self-pub guy/gal.

Fortunately, Mr. Errera (roll those Rs!) has a knack for exactly what he describes – Lovecraftian style mythos with modern flair. And without the aforementioned errors.

He starts us off in South America where the main character, Bobby Marks, gets asked a very mysterious question pertaining to his band mate. After a bit of banter, and getting the reader acclimated to the universe, Errera slowly unravels an insane mystery.

I won’t spoil any details, but I must say, Mr. Errera really does have such an imagination. Even the band names sound like “Electric Lady” sound and feel cool. He also explores a lot of the motivations behind the characters, really digs into the minds of humans. They feel real. They breath, hope, dream. They’re not goody two-shoes. But that’s not to say that his characters are unlikable. The author creates characters who have both likable and unlikable traits.

Overall, I’d recommend this book to anybody seeking out something a little different in a novel. It has a very strong musician theme, and as a side note, the research is done so well. It’s obvious the author definitely has some experience playing music due to impeccable attention to detail throughout the book. His worldbuilding is also great, and when he draws on the real world, he’s just superb. Favorite line: “His pause was nine months pregnant.” He’s also quite funny!

As for minor nitpicks…I wish the author had this on Amazon. I think it would reach a wider audience that way.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Wendel Forrest on Jan. 08, 2013 :
Have to say, this is a gem of a find!

So, first off, most self-pub books get really bad raps for being of low quality. Mainly issues with the editing; the cover looks amateur; the description box is done poorly; and it’s priced to high, low, etc. All sorts of complaints get bandied about when you’re a self-pub guy/gal.

Fortunately, Mr. Errera (roll those Rs!) has a knack for exactly what he describes – Lovecraftian style mythos with modern flair. And without the aforementioned errors.

He starts us off in South America where the main character, Bobby Marks, gets asked a very mysterious question pertaining to his band mate. After a bit of banter, and getting the reader acclimated to the universe, Errera slowly unravels an insane mystery.

I won’t spoil any details, but I must say, Mr. Errera really does have such an imagination. Even the band names sound like “Electric Lady” sound and feel cool. He also explores a lot of the motivations behind the characters, really digs into the minds of humans. They feel real. They breath, hope, dream. They’re not goody two-shoes. But that’s not to say that his characters are unlikable. The author creates characters who have both likable and unlikable traits.

Overall, I’d recommend this book to anybody seeking out something a little different in a novel. It has a very strong musician theme, and as a side note, the research is done so well. It’s obvious the author definitely has some experience playing music due to impeccable attention to detail throughout the book. His worldbuilding is also great, and when he draws on the real world, he’s just superb. Favorite line: “His pause was nine months pregnant.” He’s also quite funny!

As for minor nitpicks…I wish the author had this on Amazon. I think it would reach a wider audience that way.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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