If you've never encountered any of the Bizarro authors, then you are in for deliciously warped and twisted treat. Bizarro is, simply put, the genre of the weird - the literary equivalent to the cult section at the video store. Their books are surreal, avant-garde, goofy, bloody, borderline pornographic, and completely out there. Created by a group of small press publishers, their authors strive to be strange but fascinating, thought-provoking, and, above all, fun to read.
This month is a great time to get in touch with your Bizarro side. Buy a copy of Love in the Time of Dinosaurs, Felix and the Sacred Thor, or How to Eat Fried Furries, and you have the chance to be entered in a draw to win 1 of 2 "whole damned set of 2010 NBAS books, signed by the authors." Make your purchase, send a confirmation of your purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org, and they'll draw for the winner at the end of the month.
In addition, Nicole Cushing (author of How to Eat Fried Furries) and Steve Low (author of Muscle Memory) are donating all of their royalties for sales in the month of May to the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library. So, whether you'd rather win yourself some books, or just help out a great literary charity, now is a great time to jump on the Bizarro bandwagon.
In case you're curious, I currently have Love In The Time of Dinosaurs, The Haunted Vagina, Satan Burger, and Shatnerquake all sitting in my TBR pile, so I'll try to get a review of at least one up this month to help whet your appetite.