Horror legend John Skipp praises both THE FIRST ONE YOU EXPECT and Adam’s excellent THE SUMMER JOB over at Fangoria.
…while this is technically a 21st century noir crime novel, its main character/first-person narrator is a small- town, no-budget horror film director, trying to take his slasher series to the next level. And that’s where the fact vs. fiction shit hits the fan, then sprays real live meat all over the wall.
I don’t wanna give the whole game away. But let’s just say that there’s a difference between “method acting” and “killing people”. It’s a line that should not be crossed. And Cesare clocks the beat-by-beat of it from the inside, in a way I haven’t seen since MAN BITES DOG.