Mike Bockoven (Author)
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Product Details

Skyhorse Publishing
Publish Date
October 11, 2016
6.1 X 1.2 X 9.1 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Mike Bockoven writes thriller/horror novels while his kids are in gymnastics class or at piano lessons. He lives with his wife, Sarah, two daughters, Emaline and Tessa and an exceptionally dumb wiener dog names Sherlock. You can find him at his website,, on Facebook ( and on Twitter @mikebockoven. He lives in Grand Island, Nebraska.


"In clear, conversational prose, Fantasticland creates its world--and then carefully, horribly dismantles it. Mike Bockoven has made something at once merciless, terrifying, and curiously humane; but you should probably not go there after dark." --Zack Handlen, the AV Club

"Utterly horrifying and impossible to put down--for a dozen reasons, but most of all, for how plausible the whole thing feels. Do not read this book after eating." --Rob Hart, author of the Anthony Award-nominated NEW YORKED

"Fantasticland is one wild ride! Disaster and isolation ratchet up the tension, and a theme park descends into mayhem that is both engaging and thrilling. Put your hands up and plunge in!" --Scott Seeke, author of Uncle Bush's Live Funeral, writer of the Sony film Get Low

"In the FantasticLand park itself, already a surreal mix of historical and pop-cultural structures, characters, and imagery, then mostly flooded and empty under rainy skies, what happens when less-than-fully-formed identities are forced to endure a month with no external contact?
This grim, but not hopeless, novel is the answer." --William Grabowski,

"FantasticLand [is] totally up our alley. And with its setting of a theme park that's been ravaged by a hurricane, it couldn't be more timely." --Dread Central