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November 30th, 2007

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01:01 am - Necroscope: The Touch -- Brian Lumley
i found this while killing time in the mall's bookstore. i don't even want to read it, because there is no way it could possibly live up to the absurdity of its plot summary. this is the complete text from the front cover's inner flap:
To test the power of God, an insane triad of malevolent aliens decides to become so evil that God himself will have to stop them. They have already destroyed their homeworld, an entire solar system, and most of their own race. Their next target: Earth!
In addition to advanced science mankind can only dream of, the Mordri Three have the unique ability to forever alter skin, bone, and muscle with a simple touch. Once this powerful touch was used only for healing, but the Mordri Three use it as a weapon, literally turning people inside out, mutating them in front of their horrified loved ones, or seeding them with cancer.
Scott St. John is mourning the painful death of his beloved wife when he is struck by a golden arrow of light -- a fragment of the soul of Harry Keogh, the original Necroscope -- and gains powers he does not understand. Soon after, a mysterious beautiful woman begins appearing everywhere he goes. She warns him to keep silent -- about what, he does not know -- and keeps trying to tell him something critically important, but each time, she vanishes before she can fully explain. And Scott begins to dream of a very unusual Wolf, who begs Scott -- in human speech -- to rescue him before the hunters come.
A fledgling Necroscope, a telepathic Wolf, a beautiful woman from beyond the stars, the ghost of Harry Keogh, the best of E-Branch's psychic fighting forces, and a dead girl who is not yet ready to seek her just reward must defeat three impossibly strong, psychically gifted monsters whose touch literally melts flesh from bone.

????? WHAT ?????

it even has a ridiculous cover:

np: Iron & Wine - Our Endless Numbered Days - 11 - Sodom, South Georgia

(5 shots upside the head | en garde!)


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Date:November 30th, 2007 07:16 am (UTC)
When I saw your subject line, I at first thought you were referring to Stan Bush's song "The Touch" from the animated Transformers movie from the '80s.

Still, this looks to be badassery.
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Date:December 5th, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC)
that song i overrated. i much prefer the lion hairmetal cover of the theme song
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Date:November 30th, 2007 03:41 pm (UTC)
so basically what you're saying is you want to get a copy of this book every day of hanukah?
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Date:December 5th, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC)
oh good lord no. i don't want to OWN it! i might be tempted to read it
Date:December 1st, 2007 01:23 am (UTC)



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