L. Andrew Cooper’s Peritoneum and Leaping at Thorns Blog Tour!
August 8-14, 2016
About the author: L. Andrew Cooper scribbles horror: novels Burning the Middle Ground and Descending Lines as well as anthologies of experimental shorts Leaping at Thorns (2014 /2016) and Peritoneum (2016). He also co-edited the anthology Imagination Reimagined (2014). His book Dario Argento (2012) examines the maestro’s movies from the 70s to the present. Cooper’s other works on horror include his non-fiction study Gothic Realities (2010), a co-edited textbook, Monsters (2012), and recent essays that discuss 2012’s Cabin in the Woods (2014) and 2010’s A Serbian Film (2015). His B.A. is from Harvard, Ph.D. from Princeton. Louisville locals might recognize him from his year-long stint as WDRB-TV’s “movie guy.” Find him at amazon.com/author/landrewcooper, facebook.com/landrewcooper, and landrewcooper.com.
Book Synopsis for Peritoneum: Snaking through history–from the early-1900s cannibal axe-murderer of “Blood and Feathers,” to the monster hunting on the 1943 Pacific front in “Year of the Wolf,” through the files of J. Edgar Hoover for an “Interview with ‘Oscar,’” and into “The Broom Closet Where Everything Dies” for a finale in the year 2050–Peritoneum winds up your guts to assault your brain. Hallucinatory experiences redefine nightmare in “Patrick’s Luck” and “The Eternal Recurrence of Suburban Abortion.” Strange visions of colors and insects spill through the basements of hospitals and houses, especially the basement that provides the title for “TR4B,” which causes visitors to suffer from “Door Poison.” Settings, characters, and details recur not only in these tales but throughout Peritoneum, connecting all its stories in oblique but organic ways. Freud, borrowing from Virgil, promised to unlock dreams not by bending higher powers but by moving infernal regions. Welcome to a vivisection. Come dream with the insides.
Book Synopsis for Leaping at Thorns: Leaping at Thorns arranges eighteen of L. Andrew Cooper’s experimental short horror stories into a triptych of themes–complicity, entrapment, and conspiracy–elements that run throughout the collection. The stories span from the emotionally-centered to the unthinkably horrific; from psychosexual grossness to absurd violence; from dark extremes to brain-and-tongue twister. These standalone stories add important details to the fictional world and grand scheme of Dr. Allen Fincher, who also lurks in the background of Cooper’s novels Burning the Middle Ground and Descending Lines.
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/author/landrewcooper
Tour Schedule and Activities
8/8 MyLifeMyBooksMyEscape Interview
8/8 SpecMusicMuse Guest Post
8/8 Darkling Delights Guest Post
8/8 Beauty in Ruins Guest Post
8/9 Jordan Hirsch Review
8/10 The Seventh Star Interview
8/10 Vampires, Witches, Me Oh My Top Ten List
8/10 The Sinister Scribblings of Sarah E. Glenn Guest Post
8/11 EricJude.com Guest Post
8/12 Reviews Coming at YA Guest Post
8/13 I Smell Sheep Top Ten List
8/13 Bee’s Knees Reviews Review
8/14 Sheila’s Guests and Reviews Guest Post
Amazon Links for Peritoneum
Barnes and Noble Link for Peritoneum
Amazon Links for Leaping at Thorns
Barnes and Noble Link for Leaping at Thorns