Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - Extreme Pumpkins

Friday, October 29, 2010

Book Review - Extreme Pumpkins

About the Books

Extreme Pumpkins: Diabolical Do-It-Yourself Designs to Amuse Your Friends and Scare Your Neighbors

Pumpkins are supposed to be scary!

Based on his popular and addictive website, Tom Nardone has created a full-color guide to pumpkin carving that's truly frightening. Featuring the website's signature Puking Pumpkin, and spanning everything from Drowning Pumpkin, Crime Scene Pumpkin, and Cannibal Pumpkin to Electrocuted Pumpkin and other never-before-seen designs, this gleefully gory guide is nothing short of a manifesto to take back Halloween from the cheerful, the cutesy, and the parent-sanctioned. For the egg-throwing, toilet tissue-streaming, window-soaping teenager in all of us, finally- a whole new way to celebrate October 31.

Extreme Pumpkins II: Take Back Halloween and Freak Out a Few More Neighbors

The outrageous follow-up to last Halloween’s surprise bestseller.

From the power-tool wielding author of the national bestselling Extreme Pumpkins and the popular website comes a new collection of even darker, creepier, and more outrageous do-it-yourself designs to impress friends and horrify neighbors. The demented designs include Projectile Sneeze Pumpkin, Baseball-in-the-Eye Pumpkin, Doll-Eating Pumpkin, and Full-Diaper Baby Pumpkin, along with cool gourd designs, practical jokes, and more. This gleefully gory guide reclaims Halloween from the cheerful, the cutesy, and the parent-sanctioned.

About the Pumpkins

This book is one that definitely open my eyes to the creativity that some people can come up with. Some of the pumpkins in this book were very cool, but others were ones that were a bit too gory for my taste. I will say though that for the person that is trying to make a statement, and one that is trying to either scare and freak out the kids and neighbors that are looking at your masterpieces, these books are definitely ones that will help.

Though there were a few pumpkins that were a bit too extreme for me, the book did open my eyes to the possibilities that could be with pumpkins. The book does have some quite simple instructions to follow, and though there are no patterns, one can easily follow the instructions to recreate the pumpkins in the book. One thing that I did like was the great photographs that were within the books as well as the instructions as they provide the tools and the steps that need to occur to create the same strange masterpieces.

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