Thursday, January 5, 2012

"The Cannibals of Candyland" by Carlton Mellick III

Synopsis - (from

There exists a race of cannibals who are made out of candy. They live in an underground world filled with lollipop forests and gumdrop goblins. During the day, while you are away at work, they come above ground and prowl our streets for food. Their prey: your children. They lure young boys and girls to them with their sweet scent and bright colorful candy coating, then rip them apart with razor sharp teeth and claws. When he was a child, Franklin Pierce witnessed the death of his siblings at the hands of a candy woman with pink cotton candy hair. Since that day, the candy people have become his obsession. He has spent his entire life trying to prove that they exist. And after discovering the entrance to the underground world of the candy people, Franklin finds himself venturing into their sugary domain. His mission: capture one of them and bring it back, dead or alive.


Rating - 5 out of 5

Genre - Erotic Horror

I placed this book in my to-read shelf at I loved the cover art and the whole premise of the story itself. I was actually waiting for it to become available for my Nook Color. After having waited nearly a year, I gave in and finally just bought the paperback. I am so happy I did!

I thoroughly enjoyed the silliness and horrifying aspects of this book. Mellick took an idea from a board game we all know and twisted it into a sickening adult read. I must add that there are no characters in the book from the actual game. It is just the idea of turning a fun game into a place of horrors. Can you just imagine candy people running around eating people? I think that would be scary. Although, I might be laughing like I did as I read this book.

This silly yet horrific book gave me a certain demented pleasure while reading it. It held my attention with its simplicity of something that is kid-like, but added a whole other level of "Did I just read that?!" I found myself laughing through most of the book.

This book is not for anyone who is looking for a serious horror book. It is very lighthearted. There are points in the book that may be considered horrific, but it is written in a way that keeps your eyes glued to the book.

I recommend this book to anyone looking for a quick, fun read. It was very entertaining.

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