Professor LaGungo’s Delirious Download of Digital Deviltry & Doom
Mark McLaughlin & Michael McCarty
Digital edition e-book from Delirium Press/Delirium Digital
March 2009 – No ISBN
1.49 30 pages available as a PDF, MOBI or EPUB document
Review by Kent Knopp-Schwyn
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Professor LaGungo’s Delirious Download of Digital Deviltry & Doom picks up shortly after Mark McLaughlin’s stoker nominated chapbook “Professor LaGungo’s Exotic Artifacts & Assorted Mystic Collectibles” and contains two hilarious short stories.
“The Monkey’s Grandpa’s Paw” explains why and how the Professor’s shop has been transplanted from Tibet all the way to Tuttlesburg, WI; for the record, it was the cheese that drew him to Wisconsin. The rest of this devilish tale mixes zombies, wish fulfillment and the usual look before you leap mentality into an amazingly tasty piece of horror candy that will keep the reader in stitches.
“Shop Till You Drop” plays a humorous riff on Needful Things and Leland Gaunt. Here in Wisconsin, however, Professor “Teddy” LaGungo stays open late on Christmas Eve to give unwary shoppers exactly what they want at a fraction of the expected price. However the professor always fails to mention the little catch accompanying each perfect gift letting the reader know it is better to shop early even if you can get a better price at the last minute.
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