With the release of highly-anticipated Pride and Prejudice and Zombies only two months away, fans everywhere are looking for a way to pass the time until February 5. Horror aficionado Lorne Dixon’s new book, Blue Eel, offers thrilling, psychedelic page-turner that will make the time fly by.
Long suspected of guilt in his daughter’s disappearance, Branson Turaco’s life takes an abrupt turn when he learns that a lock of her hair has been found in a child predator’s home. He buys an unlicensed handgun, enlists the help of a disgraced filmmaker and a desperate intern, and heads out onto the open road. Clinging to the faint hope that his daughter might still be alive, Branson follows a twisted path into an unknown world of terror within a post-human drug cult.
A notable voice in the horror genre, Dixon says the time is right for the progressive horror subset to expand and explore new avenues of storytelling.
“Horror has never been more popular,” Dixon explains. “Soccer moms watch The Walking Dead, listen to Rob Zombie and buy tickets to see The Conjuring. The time is ripe for new voices, new ideas and new stories.”
In this nail-biting thriller, Blue Eel explores:
- The impact of Absurdist media crime coverage, similar to the JonBenet Ramsey case: with so much rhetoric about the protagonists filling the public’s consciousness, could the truth ever really satisfy the audience?
- Moral relativity and situational ethics when the things that matter most are on the line.
- The relationship between storyteller and the narrative largely refuses to place value statements on the events.