Title: Horatio Slice: Guitar Slayer of the Universe
Author: Oleander Plume
Publisher: Go Deeper Press
Release Date: July 24, 2017
Genre(s): Gay Science Fiction Humour
Page Count: 506 Pages
Reviewed by: ColinJ
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
For adults only:
***Horatio Slice is NOT dead.***
Gunner Wilkes knows a secret. Heartthrob rock star Horatio Slice is not dead. Sure, Gunner may turn heads with his big brain, good looks, and gym-built body, but his mind is on one thing only: returning his all-time favorite rocker and secret fanboy crush to Earth.
***Yes, there are VAMPIRE PIRATES***
Fame and stardom were starting to wear thin for Horatio Slice, but when he was sucked through a magical portal while on stage at Madison Square Garden into a jail cell in a strange dimension called Merona, his confusion quickly cleared upon meeting his sexy, dark-haired cellmate, a vampire pirate named Snake Vinter, who filled Horatio in about life in the universe, jumping from dimension to dimension, and craftily avoiding the wrath of gnarly-mask-wearing leather queen King Meridian—a guy nobody wants to cross.
***The metal ship is named Frances.***
And on Snake’s metal ship live eight identical blond Humerians, who proudly display their c***s and a**holes in carefully crafted trousers, as well as a wild assortment of untamable, man-hungry travelers and stowaways. But someone has hacked into Frances’ mainframe, demanding that Snake and crew deliver Horatio Slice to King Meridian, or feel his wrath.
All the zany magical comedy of Mel Brooks, an adventure not dissimilar to Indiana Jones meets Barbarella, and men, men, horny men, of all shapes and sizes, Horatio Slice, Guitar Slayer of the Universe is wild, fun, pornographic fiction for anyone who loves the masculine, the feminine, and all identities in between. Even more so, it’s for cravers—for aficionados—of big, hard, pounding c**k, and anyone who can handle laughs that won’t stop coming.
There is quite a simple plot for such a long book. With many different characters, races and locations, much of the time is spent contextualising. However, what takes up the vast majority of the book is the sex, in every location with just about everyone in many different permutations. There is, what seems to be, the ubiquitous questions around whether what is felt is lust or a real commitment but this is done with a light touch. Character development and differentiation is clearly described and all of the characters, even the baddies, have good qualities. There is very occasional violence and on each occasion there seems little need for it other than adding variety to the proceedings. This is not a funny book but it is light and somewhat witty. It is certainly an easy read.
There is passion and emotion between the lead characters and certainly a bond exists which is not inclusive and the central characters grow in number throughout the book. The benefit of this is that there is variety; the down side is that there is no real complexity to the characters and themes are repeated.
With no real tension, brief chapters and action throughout drive the pace of the book. It is the lack of any real complexity to the plot that allows for the layering of sexual activity to continue without boring the reader.
At the end of the book the plot themes are resolved in a way that allows for the author to write more books in this world although there is cliffhanger to assure this.