Rotters by Daniel Kraus


Can we all just stand up for a minute a hold a lighter in the air for Daniel Kraus?


Thank you.

Because, Rotters was seriously the SHIT.

Life is pretty plain for the nerdy Joey Crouch. He’s a junior in high school, plays the trumpet, and goes pretty much unnoticed by the rest of the student body. But when his mom is killed in a sudden accident, Joey’s world is turned upside down when he is sent to live with his weirdo absentee dad in rural Iowa.

Things are not what they seem when Joey goes to live in his father’s filthy little shack. An ever-present stench lingers in the air and it soon becomes apparent that something about his dad is not normal. Rather than spending his time focusing on senior year, Joey is about to learn one of the world’s oldest professions…


Say what?! (You heard me, bitch).

I’m not even going to tell you anything else about it. You need to read it. Kraus masterfully blends the grotesque, the macabre, and most importantly the living and the dead. Seems that not so much separates us, after all…

Seriously, I. Could. Not. Put. It. Down.

5 trusty shovels of 5



About Chelsea McDonald

As an avid reader since I was big enough to hold a book, I continue to enjoy losing myself in the thrall of a good story on a daily basis. Since many of my cohorts do not share the same passion, Cracking Spines will be the perfect outlet to express my adulation or frustration concerning the books that cross my path. In this way, my loyal followers will be able to enjoy the stories that are worthwhile and avoid the duds altogether. I also have a Shelfari account at View all posts by Chelsea McDonald

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