Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet by Adam Howe

Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet

From Adam Howe, winner of Stephen King's On Writing contest, come three original novellas of hardboiled crime, graphic horror and pitch-black gallows humor.DAMN DIRTY APESWashed-up prizefighter Reggie Levine is eking a living as a strip club bouncer when he's offered an unlikely shot at redemption. The Bigelow Skunk Ape - a mythical creature said to haunt the local woods - has kidnapped the high school football mascot, Boogaloo Baboon. Now it's u...

Details Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet

TitleDie Dog or Eat the Hatchet
Release DateNov 2nd, 2015
PublisherComet Press
GenreHorror, Fiction, Thriller, Mystery, Crime, Humor, Noir

Reviews Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    This book is a collection on 3 novellas.First up you haveDamn Dirty ApesReggie used to be a prizefighter before he went up against Boar Hog Brannon. He got his butt kicked and is now serving as a bouncer at the Henhouse.The Henhouse was a titty honk on the outskirts of town. The joint wasn't much to write home about, and why the hell would you? Dear Mom, Getting a lap dance and thought of you.... Lit by neon beer signs, fairy lights, and a gaudy ...
  • Jeffrey Keeten
    ”His name was Jameson T. Salisbury: Skunk Ape Hunter.And hell followed with him.”Now, Salisbury is going to show up, but first, we need to rewind a bit. Reggie Levine is holding down his favorite place at the bar in the strip club The Henhouse when he hears the rumble of HOGS rolling up to the bar. Anytime a gang of bikers shows up anywhere, the scrotums of every male in the vicinity will tighten up, making their balls grasp each other like l...
  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)
    EDIT: Because this gets released today, it's good in a disturbingly gnarly way, and the author hasn't proven to be an asshat so he deserves a float.Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet is a collection of three novellas. I’ll be *cough* “reviewing” *cough* each separately. As always, this is giffed to the max so read at the risk of burning all your data in one go.DAMN DIRTY APES “The great...
  • Matthias
    Two months ago, I wrote the following:"Adam Howe has a very sick mind. Here's to hoping they never find a cure.Full review soon!"It's only once in a blue moon that soon actually means soon, so I hope you can find a pinch of forgiveness in your hearts after this false but well-intended promise. I normally would have jumped into reviewing this post-haste, much in keeping with this novel's fast and murderous pace, but then stuff happened like work a...
  • Sh3lly
    Wow, what a ride!I had previously read Gator Bait, which is the third story in this collection. I gave that one four stars. My review is here.1) DAMN DIRTY APES. Five Stars!Reggie was a boxer who had to start working as a bouncer in a Podunk stripper bar after getting hurt. It’s not something he ever thought he’d be doing for long, but well, time passes quickly, and he just got used to it. Poor Reggie gets roped into a hunt for a mythical cre...
  • Dino-Jess ✮ The Book Eating Dinosaur ✮
    I'm pretty sure I have PTSD from reading this. Die Dog Or Eat The Hatchet is a crazy collection of three whacked out, fucked up stories from the bizarre mind of Mr. Adam Howe. The story which this collection is named after is by far the best, but I liked all of them. Damn Dirty Apes:This was the longest of the stories and probably the most WTF of all three. It has a cameo by Nic Cage, dinosaur descriptions, and Marky Mark references, what's not t...
  • Ɗẳɳ 2.☊
    Late last year, after being introduced to the Swamp Noir genre, via a rare little gem entitled Gator Bait, I was kindly offered the opportunity to delve a little deeper into that mad mind of Adam Howe. I was provided a free copy of this collection of novellas in exchange for an honest review. These stories are all loosely tied together by the theme of dangerous animals lurking in the shadows.Damn Dirty Apes the first story in the collection ask t...
  • Karl
    With the publication of “Die Dog or Eat The Hatchet” Adam Howe’s second book he has been able to take my appreciation and enjoyment of his writing up a number of notches, and it was up there pretty high to start with, after reading his first published work “Black Cat Mojo”.“Die Dog Or Eat the Hatchet” is an interesting use of a title. The story contains both a dog and a hatchet, however, the two do not ever meet in any way shape or ...
  • Melki
    Well, well, well . . .If you've never had the pleasure of reading Adam Howe, the Londoner who can out-Lansdale Joe R. Lansdale, here's your chance.Here be three tantalizing tidbits to wet your whistle, leave you feeling beaten with a tire iron, yet somehow wanting more.First up, there is the delightful Damn Dirty Apes which concerns some local yokels filming a "nature documentary" (aka fake monster porn video) about the legendary Skunk Ape, findi...
  • Janie C.
    Adam Howe fans: Did you know that Adam is on tour right now to promote this book ? I was reading his blog, and found that he will be appearing on several dates. You can find more details here: https://www.goodreads.com/author_blog.... The best part is, it's an online tour, so you don't even have to go out! Just let your fingers do the walking.This book. Oh, how I enjoyed it! For me, the piece de resistance was the very end of Gator Bait, the thir...
  • Andrew Smith
    Comic Horror. Is there such a thing? Well I can answer that question, and the answer is yes – here it is. The only problem is, it isn't that funny and it's not particularly scary either. But it is gory, very gory. Amongst the delights in store for the characters in these three novellas is the opportunity to be horribly tortured, to be decapitated and to be eaten alive by an enormous reptile. It's all integral to the plot, of course. My quick re...
  • SUSAN *Nevertheless,she persisted*
    I was provided a ARC of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review."Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet" is a book that contains three novellas that are beautifully executed.The book is engaging, funny, descriptive, well paced.....suffice it to say it is a roller coaster of emotions.The novella "Die dog or Eat the Hatchet" had me riveted to each page,there were times that I forgot to breathe. It was a terrifying tale that was a combination o...
  • Bill
    Adam really shows off his “horror/crime” neo-noir chops and demented humor with his latest collection. His characterizations are spot on and well-drawn for such short formats. No doubt about it, the dude can write and obviously has some grave emotional and mental issues. And I mean that in the best possible way.DAMN DIRTY APES - Eliza and Lester take Ned the Boogaloo Baboon out in the woods to make themselves a nature documentary when a smell...
  • Steve
    4.5 stars.Damn Dirty Apes - 4 stars. Strangest noir I've ever read. This one creates its own category: skunk ape noir. This one is Deliverance on a hell's brew of crack and meth. Writing is outstanding!Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet - 4 stars. Gruesome. And that's all I have to say about this one.Gator Bait - 4.5 stars. I read this one about a month ago. This one was completely formulaic, completely predictable, and completely awesome. The writing wa...
  • Jason Parent
    Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet is a three-novella collection from a Brit with a Lansdale, Hap and Leonard-sort of masterful connection with the American South. And despite other comparisons I have seen to some of horror's best, it is the horror-thriller great Lansdale to whom I would most readily compare Howe's tales here - think Steel Valentine and Bullets and Fire, then add a wicked sense of dark humor that had me giggling like a madman as I read i...
  • James
    Need more Adam Howe to read. NOW.
  • Nick Pageant
    So... this book saves lives. I think it cured me of what was going to be a fatal case of pneumonia. It's completely, utterly ridiculous. It's also very, very well-written. I'm not going to pretend it's for everybody because it's not, but for those special souls with a twisted sense of humor (in other words, anybody worth knowing or drinking with), this is your new favorite book.
  • The Shayne-Train
    So this Adam Howe motherfucker can write.There were three novellas shoved into this book, and all were excellent in different ways.DAMN DIRTY APESPart crime-story, part grit-lit, part monster-hunting saga. This was very entertaining, at times laugh-out-loud funny, and good 'n' bloody.DIE DOG OR EAT THE HATCHETDid I say that other one was bloody? Holy shit. This takes the classic psycho-slasher fiction and turns it on its ass with a delicious twis...
  • Richard
    Adam Howe's got the goods!! Howe is a natural-born storyteller and seems to be one of those rare authors with the gift of being able to write about any damn thing under the sun and captivate readers no matter what. You can find this same quality in writers like Joe Lansdale, Jeff Strand, and Stephen King; natural tale-spinners!In this book, Howe collects three of his novellas, all of which are intense pieces of pulp fiction that pay homage to var...
  • Michael Fierce
    One of the best books I've read in years. If you can handle this, you should love it.
  • Frank Errington
    Review copyI really get a kick out of being blown away when I read an author for the first time. Adam Howe does exactly that with this collection of three novellas featuring a Arkansas Bigfoot known locally as a Skunk Ape, a dog-eat-dog serial killer, and a hungry man-eating gator.In the intro to this killer collection, Randy Chandler calls Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet "A diabolical brew of humor and horror." It certainly is that and so much more.D...
  • Hunter Shea
    This is an excellent trio of horror novellas written by a true horror fan for horror fans. Fantastic read!
  • Kimberly
    4.5 stars.DIE DOG OR EAT THE HATCHET is the first I’ve read from author Adam Howe. This one is a collection of three novellas. Howe brought everything from captivating writing, well developed, fatally flawed characters, to interesting, twisted storylines.The first story, DAMN DIRTY APES, had me hovering between a three and four star rating, simply because I knew where it was going from early on. However, the writing itself–along with the fact...
  • Rowena Hoseason
    These three very different novellas go far beyond the boundaries of backwoods noir into no-holds-barred horror. Like Stephen King and James Herbert before him, Adam Howe creates convincing characters with believable, well developed back stories… right before he shreds their flesh and seals their fate. You can never tell who will survive or who’s next to die – but it’s a pretty safe bet that no one goes gentle into that good night.Gator Ba...
  • Adam Howe
    Not to toot my own horn or nothin'.
  • 11811 (Eleven)
    Goodreads and my shitty WiFi conspired to eat my review so let's try this again.All three novellas in this collection were entertaining. A little horror and a little bizarro but not the nonsensical bizarro, just weird. Good weird. I intend to read more of this dude's stuff in the future.I received a free copy from audiobookboom at least a month ago and forgot to review it in a timely manner. Sorry about that.
  • Nev Murray
    "To summarise: A three novella collection that you absolutely must have in your collection. I give this one the highest possible recommendation that I can.Simply Superb!"See here for the full review:Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet
  • Shawn Thornton
    I loved this book. Three great tales. I had read Gator Bait before and really enjoyed it. These stories have a Joe Lansdale feel to them and there is nothing wrong with that. Highly recommended.
  • Michael Hicks
    Die Dog or Eat the Hatchet is a collection of three novellas from author Adam Howe, and it's one of the strongest I've read in terms of quality, tone, and uniqueness. Each of the three stories are different from one another and beautifully showcase the dynamic range Howe possesses as an author. DAMN DIRTY APES (4 stars) kicks off this collection in rollicking fashion. Picture Roadhouse by way of one of those trashier cryptid-hunting SyFy shows, w...
  • Kaisersoze
    I’ve gone on record elsewhere noting that picking up a new author to formally review is a particularly sharp double-edged sword. On the one hand, the reviewer gets exposed to a new voice which she or he may well connect to and eventually come to want to hear more from. But for every successes of this nature, there are at least three other new works that I have to try and find a polite way of criticising without coming across as an abrasive or u...