Impractical Jokers from TruTV is one of the most popular reality shows from the prime-time lineup today. These guys deliver a laugh a minute pranking each other along with unsuspecting passersby across the nation. By mixing Murr, Q, Sal, and Joe altogether in one bowl you’ve got the perfect recipe for comedy. With this said, it might be hard to fathom that there’s a horror novelist in their midst.
James Murray is the Impractical Jokers’ cast member who recently emerged as an author, although the fans know this funny guy as Murr. He recently switched gears to pen a horror novel that is getting rave reviews. ‘Awakenings’ is found just about everywhere books are sold online with the early reviews indicating Murr’s talent goes way beyond the comedy genre.
‘Impractical Jokers’ Cast Member Switches Gear
Murr is the openly gay member of the Impractical Jokers crew but with that said, he did once marry Sal’s sister catching his long-time buddy by surprise. It was a marriage that didn’t last more than 24-hours. While it played off as a real wedding, it turned out to be an elaborate prank aimed at Sal.
Murr’s the guy you probably empathize with the most among the cast. He’s the Impractical Joker you most want to hug and comfort when he loses the prank competition. His face resembles a little boy about to do something he dreads after a loss and you can’t help but feel sorry for the guy. When it comes to the other three comedian buddies you can somehow rationalize that they might deserve what’s coming to them.
Subway Horror Not the ‘Impractical Jokers’ Usual Ride
If you have managed to catch Murr during one of his book promos you already know how excited he is about this creation of his. ‘Awakened’ was spun from his creative mind years ago but not a publisher or agent would touch it. As a result, the manuscript remained tucked away waiting to see the light of day.
Now that Murr is a name known around the dinner table the book is a hot commodity. James “Murr” Murray spun a tale about a subway ride that ends in horror for some of the most elite New Yorkers and top national politicians of the day. They were invited to witness the maiden voyage of the new and fictional Z train line that ended in gore.
He was not alone in this venture as famed Horror novelist Darren Wearmouth is the co-author of this book.
Murr’s Excitement Is Not Contained
Murr talked about his book like a kid who was listing off what he wants for Christmas. His eyes were wide open and yes, there was even a twinkle as he talked. Just his enthusiasm alone for the book would entice anyone who witnessed his spiel to go out and buy ‘Awakenings.’
While on TV this week talking about his book he almost gave the entire plot away. The host stopped this Impractical Joker from sharing a bit too much of a spoiler about the novel.
‘Impractical Jokers’ Subway Ride Into Horror
Murr’s book opens as a group of prestigious New Yorkers and politicians are on the new subway platform waiting for the subway train to arrive. When the doors open there is no one left inside and the empty subway car is full of blood.
According to Millennium Magazine, the scene is set underground in New York City. Even the President of the nation is on the platform. All these important people are waiting for the highly anticipated subway line called the Z train to arrive.
Horror is Full of Twists and Turns
Reviews indicate that Murr’s book keeps you engaged with the detailed descriptions painting a picture. Around every twist and turn, there is something new to surprise the reader after the blood-soaked subway car rolls in completely empty.
The celebration turns into a nightmare as the reader soon learns this subway line “Awakened” something hidden deep under New York City. “‘Awakened’ does not disappoint,” writes Millenium Magazine.