Toxicity by Max Booth III – A Review

Toxicity Review

There is a saying “Do not judge a book by it’s cover”.

It’s a rather self explanatory saying; don’t assume you know what the innards are going to be like simply by looking at the… well… cover.

Regardless, that’s exactly what I did with Max Booth III’s book Toxicity.

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I mean… look at it, it’s freaking cool!

 

I’ve been threatening myself to get it for a while now, just based on that cover. The thirst to read it really didn’t exist at first. I mean, it did, I was going to read it by virtue of simply owning it, but it was the cover that attracted me to it. Finally I contacted Max and ordered it.

Not only did I finally get to look at the cover up close, but I was also rewarded with a journey into a surreal and bizarre world.

Dolls, Purple, Murder, and The Fly are just some of the buzz words (pun intended) that I could use to describe elements that are crafted in this book. It’s not exactly horror, but it’s more than simply fiction. The label on the back of the book categorizes it as Thriller. It has a touch of dark comedy as well, and with that all combined, you have one hell of a story.

The characters are very well developed, and they all certainly have solid pasts that make them interesting and unique.

Parts are pretty graphic (just to give you fair warning), but it is not included in a haphazard way. Everything placed in these pages is there for a reason. A very specific reason. Hell, I even went back and read it a 2nd time and caught a couple of other things I didn’t catch the 1st time (Maddox Kane’s daughter’s name for example – Addison – I’m fairly certain she got that name because of the road that runs just South of Wrigley Field) I read it.

I have many questions to ask Max about (and I will post the questions with the 1st comment to this article so as to not give away any spoilers), sadly, I feel that I may not get an answer.

Why?

I don’t think that Toxicity is over and that makes me sad. Sad because I’m not ready to leave this world behind and should Max have more plans for these characters, well… why would he tell me all about it? I really do want more, and in that way I am happy. It is a rare book indeed that leaves me hungering for more.

The anticipation of Toxicitii (see what I did there? Huh? huh? didja? Max, you better give me credit for that title!) is great indeed. I must tell Max that The Fly told me that his work must continue and Max knows one must obey The Fly.

ZombieMall highly recommends Toxicity. Give it a read. You can find it on Amazon:

Toxicity on Amazon

ALSO… Max Booth III has his 2nd novel due out on September 18th, The Mind is a Razor Blade, which is being published by Kraken Press. In fact… if you preorder it today, right now – right this second, you will get immediate access to the e-book version. So you get the book shipped to you around the middle of this month, but you can start reading it NOW on your technological device of choice. That sounds like a deal to me!

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ZombieMall Brain

ZombieMall Brain : $6.00

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A Brain.

Soft and spongy.  Dried Blood.  Packaged in a butcher’s package.

Not much more complicated than that.

Oh.. and to cover my ass, no they are not real, it’s just a toy made of plastic.  Measures about 3.5″ x 4″ (the brain itself), the package is 7.25″ x 5″.

bunch of brains just a chillin

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Vampire Stake 16 inch Cedar

Vampire Stake 16 inch Cedar : $24.00

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This Vampire Stake is approximately 16″ in length and just shy of 2″ in diameter.  It is made of Cedar, giving it a rich, bold, dark color at the tip.  The end, or “handle” is left raw for easy grip.  The stake itself is hand-carved and sealer is hand applied to give it protection.

Because of the nature of wood, and that these are all hand made, not all stakes will be identical and yours may be a little more than 16″ in length (and may look a little different than the one in the photo).

These are the real deal folks.  These are not toys and are not meant for children.  These are to be used for display only.   Do not purchase unless you are of sound mind and are over the age of 18.

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Vampire Stake 8 inch Cedar

Vampire Stake 8 inch Cedar : $12.00

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This Vampire Stake is approximately 8″ in length and just shy of 2″ in diameter.  It is made of Cedar, giving it a rich, bold, dark purple color at the tip.  The end, or “handle” is left raw for easy grip.  The stake itself is hand-carved and sealer is hand applied to give it protection.

Because of the nature of wood, and that these are all hand made, not all stakes will be identical and yours may be a little more than 8″ in length (and may look a little different than the one in the photo).

These are the real deal folks.  These are not toys and are not meant for children.  These are to be used for display only.   Do not purchase unless you are of sound mind and are over the age of 18.

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Retractable Vampire Fangs

Retractable Vampire Fangs : $12.00

Can You Imagine having the ability to custom fit a pair of vampire Fangs and to make them appear & disappear? We Did! Introducing the ZombieMall Retractable Vampire Fangs.

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HERE’S HOW YOU DO IT:

1. Custom Fit Them – Take your Retractable Fangs and drop them into a glass of hot water for a few minutes in order to soften the Dental Thermoplastic that is in the 2 tooth wells.

2. Carefully Remove the Fangs from the water and insert them into your mouth with the tooth wells (and the softened

3. Gently Bite Down and position the tooth wells onto your back molar and hold in place for few seconds while the Dental Thermoplastic hardens and forms a perfect fit to your teeth.

4. Remove the Fangs from your mouth and place them under cold running water to harden the Dental Thermoplastic. You now have a pair of custom fit Special FX Retractable Fangs.

5. Put the Fangs back into your mouth and attach them to your back molars. Now, using your TONGUE, move the Tongue Bar to RAISE & LOWER the fangs at your will! It’s that easy!

Just one word of warning, don’t drink anything red with these, unless you want them to turn pink.

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Zombie University Diploma Regular Version

Zombie University Diploma Regular Version : $10.00

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I have had many MANY requests for an Official Zombie University Diploma.  Fresh from the print press, I present to you:

The Official Zombie University Diploma as made famous by our beloved school!

Let the masses know you have put up with the toughest teachers, that you have endured the harshest student bodies, and that you graduated with honors from Zombie University!

This Diploma features the University Gold Foil seal:

 

It has fine detailed edging (that we can customize to almost any color you want!):

 

Each Diploma will be personalized especially for you!

We will place on the Diploma any Degree you desire!

We will place on the Diploma any Name you desire!

We will place on the Diploma any Year you wish to graduate from!

 

Your Official Zombie University Diploma will be Hand Signed by the President,  and Dean of the University upon purchase!

This Regular version of the Official Zombie University Diploma is printed on Southworth watermarked Fine Granite Paper (hold it up to the light to view watermark).  It measures 8.5″ x 11″.

If you are looking for something extra special in your Diploma be sure to check out the Official Zombie University Diploma Delux Version, complete with embossed foil edging!  You can find it here:  Official Zombie University Diploma Delux Version

 

And be sure to stop by Zombie University  any time day or night to see what the excitement is all about!

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Zombie University Diploma Delux Version

Zombie University Diploma Delux Version : $20.00

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I have had many MANY requests for an Official Zombie University Diploma.  Fresh from the print press, I present to you:

The Official Zombie University Diploma Delux Version as made famous by our beloved school!

Let the masses know you have put up with the toughest teachers, that you have endured the harshest student bodies, and that you graduated with honors from Zombie University!

This Diploma features the University Foil seal:

 

It has fine embossed foil edging:

 

Each Diploma will be personalized especially for you!

We will place on the Diploma any Degree you desire!

We will place on the Diploma any Name you desire!

We will place on the Diploma any Year you wish to graduate from!

 

Your Official Zombie University Diploma will be Hand Signed by the President, and Dean of the University upon purchase!

This Delux version of the Official Zombie University Diploma is printed on Premium Acid Free Ivory Parchment Paper and comes with a frame suitable for hanging. It measures 8.5″ x 11″ (with the frame, it’s a little bigger overall).

To check out our Regular version of the ZU Diploma, go here:  Zombie University Diploma Regular Version

 

And be sure to stop by Zombie University  any time day or night to see what the excitement is all about!

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Salem Witch Trial Personalized Death Warrant

Salem Witch Trial Personalized Death Warrant : $29.95

A new addition for ZombieMall.com! We proudly offer this personalized full sized framed Death Warrant containing original text from the Death Warrant used in Salem for the execution of…  You!

Each warrant is personalized with your name of choice and comes in a wood distressed frame (includes glass as well). Pictures of this do not do this justice! The Salem Witch Trial Personalized Death Warrant is a unique addition to any collection, or it makes a great gift!

Availability:
Handmade to order (this also means that each frame distress will not be the same nor will the paper this is made out on). Usually ships in about two weeks.

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Blood Jam 2oz Jar Stainless Stage Blood

Blood Jam 2oz Jar Stainless Stage Blood :  $7.00 per jar

Blood Jam is the only stage blood on the market that WILL NOT STAIN. I have personally put this stuff through the test. I caked a shirt with Blood Jam and after two weeks of it sitting in 105°F sunny weather, I simply tossed the shirt into the washing machine and when it came out it was spotless!

Blood Jam is customizable for your own needs. This means that on average you get 25 – 200% more FREE without losing color or washability.

As is you can use for effects that you don’t want to run or drip anywhere.
1 TBSP of Blood mixed with 1 TSP of water makes for a nice, slow-moving consistency.
1 TBSP of Blood mixed with 2TSP of water makes for a runny, thin consistency. Great for blood bags.
1 TBSP of Blood mixed with 3TSP (1TBSP) of water makes for a really runny consistency which is great for splatter.
If you put 1 TBSP of Blood in the microwave for 7 seconds, or keep it warm by some other means it will become runny and slowly return to its original thickness as it cools.

A mixing tip, if you put the 1TBSP Blood + x TSP water in the microwave for 7 seconds it will blend faster and easier. Also note: You MUST dispose of the product after each use, especially when it has been mixed with water. After mixing with water the Blood has approximately 12 hours before it needs to be disposed of.

What is Blood Jam made of?

Blood Jam consists of corn syrup, tri-sodium citrate, calcium phosphate, sodium ascorbate, red 40, blue 1, yellow 5, Red 3 and Yellow 6.

All ingredients are safe for the skin and mouth but are not intended to be ingested.

How well does it wash out?

Blood Jam washes out simply with Hot Water! To make the process easier and quicker remove all excess blood before rinsing. Place the area of the costume to be washed under running hot water and work with fingers. Cold water will work but hot water is faster and more effective. You may also simply throw the costumes into the wash if desired (although I would again remove as much excess blood as possible first!).  You can purchase this directly from Gravity and Momentum via their website (or you can click our paypal link above to order from us).

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Zombie Fans Have a Place to Rest

We all know that your first stop in the zombie apocalypse is going to be the mall, the ZombieMall. Okay, okay, I want that to be the first place because I’m that full of myself, but let’s get serious for a moment..

Social Media has done much over the years in getting major information out. It would appear that Facebook and Twitter would be the leading sites for this. Instagram is heading up the charge (but I’ll be honest, I just can’t figure it out).

Okay, enough of that, what’s the point of this post?

Zombie Information on Social Media.

Sign in to your Facebook account and hit up this group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/zombieworld1

It’s run by a fine and friendly, zombie info slinging, group of people.

Trust me, you won’t be disappointed in what they have to offer.

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