Lovecraft Meets Yeezy in Joshua Chaplinsky's 'Kanye West—Reanimator'
UPDATED: Both the paperback and Kindle editions are now available on Amazon.
What started as a joke has become a full-fledged, litigation courting reality. My novella 'Kanye West-Reanimator' is set to be released on September 1st, courtesy of Yolo House Publishers.
So many questions. Where to begin?
'Kanye West-Reanimator' is a reimagining of Lovecraft's classic tale, 'Herbert West—Reanimator,' with everyone's favorite petulant genius cast in the titular role.
Yolo House is comprised of three very talented people: Cameron Pierce, Molly Tanzer, and Matthew Revert, who have collectively decided to take a chance on the ridiculous.
Yes, this is serious.
Appropriately it started out as an experiment, where every time the name Herbert and/or West came up, I replaced it with Kanye. Then, I went through and changed certain details of the story to reflect Kanye's biography. Finally, I discovered what the piece was really about, and began turning it into a bizarre mix of Lovecraftian horror and hip-hop history. It puts a whole new spin on both the Kanye persona and Lovecraft's original story.
In it, Kanye attempts to reanimate a moribund hip-hop scene, only to come to the conclusion that his music is so powerful, it should be used to reanimate the dead. And who better to reanimate than those two legendary titans gone before their time—Biggie and Tupac? Hilarity and carnage ensue.
Check out the amazing cover art by Dyer Wilk, with design by Matthew Revert.
'Kanye West-Reanimator' will be available in print and ebook formats on September 1st from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and by request at your local independent bookstore.
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