A Bad Day for Voodoo

ISBN: 9781402266805

By: Jeff Strand

Published: 06/05/2012

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When your best friend is just a tiny bit psychotic, you should never actually believe him when he says, "Trust me. This is gonna be awesome." Of course, you probably wouldn't believe a voodoo doll could work either. Or that it could cause someone's leg to blow clean off with one quick prick. But I've seen it. It can happen. And when there's suddenly a doll of YOU floating around out there—a doll that could be snatched by a Rottweiler and torn to shreds, or a gang of thugs ready to torch it, or any random family of cannibals (really, do you need the danger here spelled out for you?)—well, you know that's just gonna be a really bad day ... "Jeff Strand is hilariously funny and truly deranged." —Christopher Golden, author of When Rose Wakes

About the Author

Jeff Strand

JEFF STRAND lives in Tampa, Florida, and doesn’t believe in voodoo. But he still thinks you should carry a doll around, go up to people you don’t like, and chuckle while you jab it with pins, just to make them squirm. Poke around his gleefully macabre website at www.JeffStrand.com.



Chapter 1

“So what if we let the air out of his tires, and then we rig the car so it crushes his arms when he goes to check? He can’t give you another F if he doesn’


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““A fun, fast read for young and old alike, so long as they have a devilishly dark sense of humor. “ -Wag The Fox
” - Wag The Fox

““Ab. So. Lutely awesome book!!!”- Blogger Jill, The OWL” - The OWL

““This bizarre romp does not expect to be taken seriously, and the narrator’s self-deprecating, conversational tone mostly contributes to the hilarity. “- VOYA

“for a reader intentionally seeking a wacky horror/comedy, this book delivers.”-VOYA ” - VOYA Magazine (Voice of Youth Advocates)

““Good humor is not restricted to any age limit, I would recommend that after their teenagers devour the book, that parents try to get their hands on it and give it a read themselves. But, given the fact that kids like to reread their favorite books over and over again, the adults may have to wait a while…unless they buy their own copy. So do yourself a favor parents, save yourself some aggravation and purchase two copies of Jeff Strand’s, A Bad Day For Voodoo. Once you stop laughing, you’ll be glad you did.”- TT Zuma, Horror World ” - Horror World

““Haven't laughed so hard in a long time while reading.”- Blogger Jill, Haven't laughed so hard in a long time while reading.” - Haven't laughed so hard in a long time while reading.

““With rapid-fire laughs and intensely silly and gory set-pieces, Mr. Strand brings on the craziness that is his trademark style.” -Count Gore ” - Count Gore

““These wicked, dark comedies that are funny in there own way...please, make more books like this.”- Frogger Blogger ” - The Blog By A Kid

““It’s quirky enough to surely appeal to his adult fans while still being an appropriately teen read. “ Blogger, Becky Lejeune” - BookBitchBlog

““Humor and horror collide in Strand's (Fangboy) YA debut...A snarky and self-aware tone, casual descriptions of mayhem, and narrative tricks (during an "Intermission" readers are encouraged to "Take a break and read The Hunger Games again") contribute to the lunatic atmosphere of this free-wheeling dark comedy that starts off running and doesn't stop until all plausibility is exhausted. Sam Raimi fans should eat it up.” ” - Publishers Weekly

““Jeff Strand is one of the most diverse horror writers out there...another one of his great books to add to his great line of great books.” Blogger Horror Bob, The Horror Review ” - The Horror Review

““...author does a great job of giving as much detail with out feeling overloaded so you can almost see the people and scenes ...”- Blogger Mandy,The Reading Diaries ” - The Reading Diaries

““an AWESOME summer read, definitely check out A Bad Day for Voodoo! It is funny and dark and full of twists and turns!”- 15-year-old Blogger Kreag, ” - I Devour Books

““Jeff Strand has the incomparable skill of creating acts of gory gruesomeness filled with moments of dark horror and wrapping them around some very funny words in especially scary ways; words that make total sense when he strings them together ‘his way.’“ - The Alternative One” - The Alternative

““If you're looking for something different, try reading A Bad Day For Voodoo. It's an interesting mix of horror and humor”- Blogger Pam, Jelly Loves Books ” - Jelly Loves Books

““The main event, though, is Strand’s stream-of-consciousness meta-hilarity, including an intermission (“Take a break and read The Hunger Games again”), alternate scenes, a quiz, book-report assistance, editor notes, and a nudge for readers to rate the book five stars online. Sure, it meanders, but it’s just the thing for teen wiseacres who don’t mind a bucket or three of blood.”” - Booklist

““IT'S A RIOT!... refreshing and enjoyable”- The Book Stoner ” - The Book Stoner

““The author uses a variety of narrative tecniques to keep the storytelling fresh and engaging...This is a book for younger male readers, probably even for reluctant readers.” Blogger Alessandra, Out of the Blue” - Out of the Blue


Format: Paperback

Length: 8.25 in
Width: 5.5 in
Weight: 10.88 oz
Page Count: 272 pages


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