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Book Review

DEAD CAT BIGGER THAN JESUS
Gerard Houarner and GAK
Bedlam Press/ $9.95 / 42p
ISBN: 1889186242
http://www.necropublications.com/

Cover The legend of Dead Cat began with Gerard Houarner's story, "Dead Cat Bounce, A Fable to Horrify the Inner Child" and artist GAK's illustrations for it. It proceeded on to DEAD CATS BOUNCING, an anthology of D.C. tales by Houarner and others that GAK compiled and illustrated. This latest installment offers three new stories, two by Houarner and one by GAK (who also provides illustrations.) Dead Cat's cult following is probably limited to only a couple of hundred souls, but if anyone out there in LaLa Land is looking for an unusual property to develop -- you can't get much more unusual than Dead Cat. (Morrie, call me. We'll talk.) You can look at Dead Cat -- who started out as a mummified sacrifice back in ancient Egypt and somehow remains dead, but reanimated -- as social commentary or philosophical (and theological) satire or the ultimate in anti-cuddly anthropomorphism - but that would make you a geek. It is best to just enjoy the crazy dark humor of it all and be happy that these two wackos channel their energies through D.C.
-- (Review originally appeared in DarkEcho #27)

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