Wednesday, February 15, 2017
The Rise and Fall of the Horde by Nick La Torre
The Rise and Fall of the Horde by Nick La Torre opens with a eulogy telling the reader that the Horde is dead. With that depressing opening, it's amazing to go on and read about the exploits of the Horde and it's members. These members include, but may not be limited to: Twon, Cury, Fitz, Durlan, The Reckless One, Bauman, Will, Buster, and Sobes. The author La Torre appears to be a prolific writer, with other books to his credit, focusing on the Rauschmonstrum, a great play on words, and is perhaps a take on the painter Robert Rauschenberg name, but maybe not. A bit of debauchery, sex, and drugs runs through this parody like a well played song. What began in high school as a group of wild young lads, continues into community college and beyond, those carefree years of partying that never seem to end, until they do. A quick, loosely written read.