Book Review – Green Tsunami by Laura Cooney & L. L. Soares

Green Tsunami
by Laura Cooney & L. L. Soares
Release Date: May 19, 2014
Publisher: Smart Rhino Publications

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When it comes to fiction, I’m a sucker for a good story, regardless of genre. Sci-fi, horror, fantasy, thrillers, even romance and humor…as long as the plot intrigues me, I’ll give it a look. So when I read the synopsis for GREEN TSUNAMI, my interest shot through the roof. As you can imagine, I was quite excited. Post-apocalyptic novels are a dime a dozen; but when you come across one that is rife with originality, how can you pass that up? That’s right…you can’t. I’m so glad I gave this one a chance because it’s an excellent read that will keep you riveted to your seat.

If you are not familiar with GREEN TSUNAMI, here is the plot synopsis courtesy of Smart Rhino Publications:

“You would think that when a big green tsunami pounds down on the earth and floods the streets, and rips buildings out of the ground, that the scientists would have seen something coming. That they could have prepared for it. But this seems to have caught everyone with their pants down. And it doesn’t make sense that anyone survived. Nobody seems to remember when it actually hit. And nobody can figure out how we all didn’t get wiped out. How we all didn’t just drown. I’ve never seen such damage. And at the same time, it all seems to be healing over in some weird way. New things growing in their place–I can’t identify most of it. But I’ll try if you let me …”

Laura Cooney and L.L. Soares have created an apocalyptic novella that is disturbing, graphic, and provocative. A mysterious “green tsunami” has swept the planet–and nothing will be the same as both living and inanimate things begin to metamorphosize into a new horrifying reality. The story is told entirely via e-mails between a man and his wife, separated by the catastrophe, describing the terrors they must face as they strive to survive. The cover illustration is by Dan Verkys, with a cover design by Ju Kim. Interior illustrations were created by Will Renfro, Justynn Tyme, and Ju Kim.

I don’t think I’ve ever read surrealistic horror like this before, but I sure hope I can find more. The book is full of bold imagery and mind-bending scenes. I’ve never tried drugs, but I will bet reading GREEN TSUNAMI is like dropping LSD and then taking a tour of Willie Wonka’s Chocolate Factory.

GREEN TSUNAMI is written very well and flows nicely. I am very impressed with how authors Laura Cooney and L. L. Soares are able to convey the story from an e-mail point-of-view. This is a solid testament to the massive talent this duo has. But it is not only a good read, the book is visionary as well. The magnificent scope of the story that unfolds is huge. I absolutely love the ending, and I will probably reread this book very soon.

The book is only 150+ pages in length, but the authors cram a lot of drama into that small space. As a result, the reader is given a thrilling journey through the bizarre that can be completed in just a couple of sittings. This is another big plus for me, as I was able to finish the book in just two days.

GREEN TSUNAMI is a major win for me, and I recommend it to fans of horror, science-fiction, or anyone looking for a dark, enthralling nightmare. The book is available now in several formats.

MSB

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