Sentient power tools, snuff film ghosts, conjoined twins, and a very, very inconvenient demonic possession...A collection of dark fiction, including the Dark Recesses Press Deja Vu Horror contest-winning story "Severance," and fan favorite "TEETHgrinder."Table of ContentsSeveranceCommitmentsDustThe ProposalTEETHgrinderCarrion MoonStill Life, with ToolsDead ThingsSoft, likeSentient power tools, snuff film ghosts, conjoined twins, and a very, very inconvenient demonic possession...A collection of dark fiction, including the Dark Recesses Press Deja Vu Horror contest-winning story "Severance," and fan favorite "TEETHgrinder."Table of ContentsSeveranceCommitmentsDustThe ProposalTEETHgrinderCarrion MoonStill Life, with ToolsDead ThingsSoft, like HerMute Prayers of a Deaf HeartSeedMexicali BluesThe Catastrophic Loves of Edgar J SpurlockSample of Changes - A Randall Lee MysterySample of Black...
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Unknown Pleasures Reviews
After reading Changes by Charles Colyott, I was eager to dive into more of his writing. I'd been warned that this collection is dark and twisted, and indeed it is. But I like dark and twisted, so I proceeded past the caution sign. I found these stories are well written and oddly captivating (like a bad accident you can't look away from).The Proposal explores the question of what we'd do for love, and what happens when the one we love is in love with another. But, of course, the story is deeper than that. And far more twisted. Mexicali Blues explores youth, rebellion, love and friendship. It's melancholy and painful - and beautiful.Still Life, with Tools is a gut wrenching story with powerful meaning. Dead Things was so vivid in its imagery, so compelling in the emotion, that, after finishing, I had to take a break to let my brain recharge. Soft like Her is a stunning look at what it means to be an individual. The story Seed takes bullying and spins it into the dark abyss.As I read on, each story took me deep into its core. They are dark, yes, but also moved me emotionally. They made me think. They took me beyond mere entertainment.Then I came to the last story, The Catastrophic Loves of Edgar J. Spurlock. The author forewarns us that this story is "a rough one". And that is an understatement. The best description I have for this one is erotica in reverse. I read a lot of 'dark' stuff, but nothing in my vast reading experience compares to this one. If you're easily offended or squeamish, you probably won't like it. I was appalled, and riveted. I wanted to know how far into the abyss Colyott would take us. All the way, it turns out. This is by far the most bizarre, original, creepy story I've ever read. And for better or worse, this one will stick with me for a long time to come.
This book is like Chicken Soup for the Soul, if your soul has been crushed by a dark unspeakable evil. The standouts: Severance -- A cool tale of vengeance with a Twilight Zoney feel.The Proposal -- A tale of true love, but probably not the good kind. TEETHgrinder -- He had 49 teeth by the time he was 6. And no matter how many were pulled, more came in. So, of course, he had to do something with those teeth.Carrion Moon -- A mixture of werewolf and zombies. Soft, like Her -- Another tale of love, this time involving half of a conjoined twin.Mute Prayers of a Deaf Heart -- Another Twilight Zoney story; what father wouldn't take a chance at protecting his child from all pain?Seed -- Dark, dark tale; dark like the cover of Spinal Tap's "Smell the Glove" album.
A collection of dark, twisted, and rather entertaining short stories, more than a few of them I wished there had been more of. One is pretty gross, but to the authors credit, you are warned...doesn't stop you from reading it, but at least you can prepare yourself.
Pretty good stories, a strong collection. Review to come soon.
read it already but nothing memorable.