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Book Nook: My Heart is a Chainsaw by Stephen Graham Jones

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Vick Mickunas' 2021 interview with Stephen Graham Jones

Stephen Graham Jones had been on my wish list. Last year when I interviewed Paul Tremblay I asked him for tips on books I might want to read. The first name he mentioned was Stephen Graham Jones. I immediately began trying to track down the latest book. These things can take a while. Over a year. But it was well with it. I loved Stephen's new novel "My Heart is a Chainsaw."

The author is a devotee of slasher films and this book is an outrageous homage to that film genre. There are gory moments in this story and some hilarious ones. I quickly lost track of all of the movie references, there were simply so many of them. During our conversation I asked the author if he ever tabulated the number of films he had cited and he admitted that he had not but he was hoping that someone would eventually do so. Recently I noticed a post on Twitter that mentioned someone had completed that count.

If you love a good horror novel or are a fan of slasher films you won't want to miss this book.

The Book Nook on WYSO is presented by the Greene County Public Library with additional support from Washington-Centerville Public Library, Clark County Public Library, Dayton Metro Library, and Wright Memorial Public Library.

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Vick Mickunas introduced the Book Nook author interview program for WYSO in 1994. Over the years he has produced more than 1500 interviews with writers, musicians, poets, politicians, and celebrities. Listen to the Book Nook with Vick Mickunas for intimate conversations about books with the writers who create them. Vick Mickunas reviews books for the Dayton Daily News and the Springfield News Sun.