Bloody Chester

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Macmillan, Jul 3, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 143 pages
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A deliciously gruesome horror tale set in the old west.

This isn't John Wayne's heroic old west.

This is the real deal: a filthy, disease-ridden frontier populated by losers, lunatics, and murderers. And when you're a skinny teenager with no family and a name like Chester Kates, your options are limited. It's stand up and fight or roll over and die, so Chester, aka "Lady Kate," is set to fight until it kills him.

It isn't much of a life, but it's at least straightforward.

Until things go all cockeyed when Chester is hired to ride his horse (also named Chester) to a ghost town and burn it to the ground. Except the ghost town doesn't just boast a tidy collection of mangled corpses: it also has three living inhabitants . . . who won't be budged. But Chester's been hired for a job, and he'll be damned if he doesn't burn the town to the last cinder.

Thing is, he may just be damned if he does.

This horror-Western-mystery graphic novel will send a thrill—and a chill—down your spine. Funny, fascinating, and downright horrible, this is a book that keeps you turning the pages.


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User Review  - zzshupinga - LibraryThing

ARC provided by NetGalley Do you like westerns and cowboys and indians? I mean the John Wayne version of the old west? Well then this story...isn’t that. This story is different (and better). It’s the ... Read full review

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User Review  - ElizaJane - LibraryThing

Reason for Reading: I always read anything new from this publisher that catches my eye! This is a violent, brutal book and it starts off that way with a saloon fist fight. This is particularly hard to ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

JT Petty is an American film director, author, and video game writer. He currently resides in Brooklyn, New York.

Hilary Florido's self-published mini-comics have been listed in the 2009 and 2010Best American Comics. She works as a storyboarder on The Cartoon Network's "The Regular Show."