Long-time fans know that I do not like JC Hutchinsssss. He is a novelist with considerable writing talent, true. I buy his books and read them, also true. Other than that, screw the guy. He's constantly crashing my site with his Mecha Hacking skillz. All that trouble we had with THE STARTER pre-order and the GFL eBook launches? Yeah. Him.
Still, he has a new iPhone/iTouch app out, and I had to tell you about it. To warn you away? Perhaps. First of all, this app is 99 cents. I admit, that's a compelling price. You have that in your front-left pants pocket right now. Not that I make a habit of knowing what's in your pants, mind you, but I have my sources.
What do you get for your 99 cents? You get "Killroy: The App," based on a character from his novels. And by "character," I mean a thinly veiled personification of his Hutch's pervy internet-gnome tendencies. The app is cool, JC can "sign" it, so you have a one-of-a-kind digital signature, it's got ID badges and wallpapers from JC's books 7th SON, and — most important — you can listen to the full, three-book series of 7th SON or read the whole thing. For 99 cents? That has a chalupa beat hands-down.
So, what's to warn you about? An additional "feature" of this device is the ability to "Shake Killroy." And if you shake him, your phone makes happy noises and says some sexual innuendo. That's just wrong. "Shake" Killroy, and he makes noise. Kind of like when you tickle Elmo in the wrong place, perhaps.
At right is a picture of Killroy being "shaken." I wouldn't exactly let this guy babysit my kids, but hey, it's your life — touch and shake and tickle whatever you like.
For 99 freakin' cents, you can find out yourself and get an unabridged scifi/thriller series spanning three books. That's like 33 cents a book. All the shaking is just a ... let's call it a "bonus" and leave it at that.