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Oogie Boogie Central [Paperback]

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Footsteps echo in the darkness. We know not the passengers they carry. We cannot recognize their power, alleviate their burden, or understand their pain. We can never comprehend their sorrow, ease their loneliness, or experience their fear. The Gatherers and Hunters walk among us. They are everywhere, yet we do not know them. .But they know one another. Within its borders, what appears seldom is. The impossible is common. Identity is fluid. Death is not the end. Places exist not found on any maps, but they are there, known to those whose footsteps echo in the darkness. .Welcome to Oogie Boogie Central. Meet Milo Tucker, a quick-witted store detective, and Alex Harrison, a tragic youth who works in a bookstore. Their lives intersect when they confront Theodore Munsch, West Virginia's most notorious serial killer, and both are forced to confront their greatest doubts, their deepest fears. .And a murderer who will not die.

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Pages   292
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.4" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.9"
Weight:   0.75 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 12, 2008
Publisher   Delirium Books
ISBN  1929653913  
ISBN13  9781929653911  

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delightful horror?  Aug 24, 2008
It's not often a horror novel can be called delightful, but this one sure is! With warped characters, hilarious scenes, and honest-=to-goodness scares - what else could you call it? Truly a one of a kind find! Highly recommended.
Excellent book  Feb 14, 2008
This was an easy, entertaining read. Not that I want to take away from the author's work; I would describe J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter) and Jim Butcher (The Dresden Files) in the same manner. In fact, I would say that if you enjoy Butcher, Lukac should be right up your alley. I read this book a few years ago and still tell people about it. Can't wait to get the new sequel, "Oogie Boogie Bounce".
Buy this Book!  Jun 3, 2004
Twisted, warped, funny as hell, and 100% original. There has NEVER been another book like this one, and you DO NOT want to miss out. It's worth the cover price for page 149 alone, where I laughed so hard I had an accident...
What a ride!  Nov 25, 2003
I read Steve Lukac's "But Then Again, You'll Have This..." before reading this book, so I was already familiar with his dry wit and pleasantly off-kilter way of looking at the world. In his first novel, "Oogie Boogie Central", this talent is applied to the telling of a story that is in turns intriguing, amusing, unsettling, but at all times entertaining. Lukac transports us to a universe where Charleston, WV, has a subway system and people have a tendency to get into other people's heads...literally. His characters--especially store detective Milo, his wife Sharon, his friend Keith, the villain of the story (who goes through several metamorphoses over the course of the novel), and the gang of mental entities that leap from person to person as the story goes on--jump off the page and make you wonder if you haven't met them somewhere before. The interplay between these characters is what made this story so appealing to me...this interaction indicates that Lukac has spent a lot of time observing people from all backgrounds and noting how they react to one another and to various situations. The story, which defies categorization (Horror? Adventure? Mystery? Satire? A little of everything, really...) is like a roller-coaster: anticipation mixed with a little trepidation, followed by a wild ride with ups and down and more than one unexpected twist, and at the end those who have truly enjoyed the ride are yelling for more. Count me in that group!
5 out of 5 schizos agree...O.B.C. Rocks!!!  Nov 23, 2003
Don't let its warped title stop you from taking a hellacious ride through insanity and back! OOGIE BOOGIE CENTRAL is an awesome debut: a complex, gripping novel that turns Multiple Personality Disorder into a psychic battlefield. There is an undeniable 'splatterpunk' influence (in the style of Schow, Skipp and Spector)--a good deal of strong graphic violence, but it's no mere slash-fest. Milo Tucker and Ted Munsch are the most offbeat hero and villain seen in quite some time. A fascinating premise and unique characters make OOGIE BOOGIE CENTRAL well worth the read.

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