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Wormfood (Copy)

by: Jeff Jacobson

Arch Stanton has a bad job that’s about to get a hell of a lot worse.

He’s sixteen, scrawny, and dirt poor. He has an almost supernatural ability with firearms, but it may not be enough to survive the weekend.

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Jeff Jacobson teaches fiction and screenwriting at Columbia College Chicago. His stories have appeared in Doorways Magazine and Read by Dawn, volumes I and III. He lives near Chicago with his family and far too many animals.
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Overview

Arch Stanton has a bad job that’s about to get a hell of a lot worse.

He’s sixteen, scrawny, and dirt poor. He has an almost supernatural ability with firearms, but it may not be enough to survive the weekend.

Welcome to Whitewood, California, an isolated small town in northern California, a place full of bad manners and even worse hygiene. Money is tight, jobs are scarce, and bitter rivalries have simmered just under the surface for years.

Fat Ernst runs the local bar and grill. He’d stomp on his own mother for a chance at easy money, and when he forces Arch to do some truly dirty work, all hell breaks loose.

Fat Ernst’s customers find themselves being infected by vicious, wormlike parasites and dying in unspeakable agony. As events spiral out of control, decades of hatred boil over into three days of rapidly escalating carnage. Will anyone in this town escape . . . before they’re eaten alive?

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Publisher: Medallion Press Inc.
Publish Date: 2010
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“Wormfood is not just a great horror novel, but a great novel, period. Exciting, fast-paced, entertaining, and with that extra touch of heart that lifts it from the realm of pulp into high art . . .” ~Trent Haaga, Screenwriter of Deadgirl

“Jacobson’s evocative prose goes down like Southern Comfort in Wormfood, a terrifying mixture of The Petrified Forest and the very best nature-runs-amok drive-in flicks. A first-rate horror thriller with memorable characters and an action-packed climax that will leave you dreading rainstorms forever.” ~ Gregory Lamberson, Author of Personal Demons and Johnny Gruesome

“. . . fans of . . . gross-out horror will relish it.” ~ Carl Hays, Booklist (July 2010)

“Jacobson writes in an easy, comfortable style that allows the reader to slip right into the lead character’s point of view. Through him we get to watch the events unfold as well as appreciate the genuine revulsion he feels. . . . The result is often uncomfortable but always . . . entertaining.” ~ Scott A. Johnson, DreadCentral.com (June 30, 2010)

“If you like your books to be fast paced and sick, you're going to want to get your hands on this. If you're looking for a great gross-out and want to test your shudder factor, this is definitely a piece you should check out. This book is not for the faint of heart. Personally, I'm hoping Wormfood gets picked up for a graphic novel or optioned for film, as the cinematic quality of Jacobson's writing is well above par.” ~Colum McKnight, Paperback Horror (July 30, 2010)

"The antics are high-wired and comical. . . . Although this book is really rather humorous, there are some very horrible events, including one that made me, a huge Stephen King fan, cringe." ~ Joanne Reynolds, Fresh Fiction (November 22, 2010)