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DEPRAVED is graphic, foul, smutty, trashy, and probably everything your mama told you never to read as a kid, but that's what makes it so great! Backwoods towns have always been depicted as creepy and if you add in rednecks, well... that just makes them even scarier! Just Kidding! Well, unless they're cannibalistic as Smith portrays them! That's the key. Smith adds in the twist of cannibalism and mutations to make these inbred rednecks be extremely scary, not to mention that they are so depraved. There is also one particular chapter in the book where Smith touches on the "bizarro". I won't spoil anything for you, but it's probably one of the most intense sex scenes I've ever read in a horror book. It's horrifically foul, but I loved every minute of it despite the voices in my head screaming "Oh my god! That did not just happen!!!". As far as I'm concerned, Smith has out done himself with DEPRAVED and I hope that he continues along this line of writing in the future. This is a must for fans of extreme horror. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Contains: Adult Language, Adult Situations, Violence, Torture, Gore, Rape, Graphic Sex, Cannibalism
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Come on, you know you want to read it.
Depraved, by Bryan Smith, is well...depraved.
The setting is rural Tennessee, in a little town known as Hopkin's Bend. People enter the city limits...but very rarely leave again. The premise of this story reminded me very much of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre films: you have the backwoods town, the incestous families, the mutants...in fact, now that I think of it, there is even a gory chainsaw scene in the book!
The story is disturbing, sometimes makes your skin crawl, and is a very "blood and guts" type read. Yet there were several times I found myself laughing out loud at some of the character's lines, particularly those of Hoke. Oddly enough, I wasn't expecting the demonic/paranormal aspects, but don't feel they detracted from the story at all. In fact, I quite liked the addition.
There is a lot of sex (of all varieties and persuasions), in this book. I didn't find the descriptions to be overly graphic, but I'm not going to lie...the visual in my head of some of these mutant humans going to town was quite gag-worthy (seriously, think pumpkin head with one red eye and an elephant trunk. See? I told you.) I would also say if rape scenes bother you, this book probably isn't your best option.
I did enjoy the way the storyline went through various points of view (of both villains and victims). It made for a quick, effective read. Unfortunately, it didn't really allow time to get to know the characters either...so I found myself not really caring if they lived or died. Also, the entire book takes place in about 12 to 16 hours...less than one day. And while I realize trauma can completely alter your thoughts and psyche, I sort of felt the reactions of the victims were a little...odd.Read more ›
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After not being too thrilled with "Slowly We Rot" (3 Stars) I decided to give Bryan Smith another shot and picked up "Depraved" for .99 cents. I'm glad that I did. Read morePublished 3 months ago by The Average Bear
I just finished this book and feel like I need someone to scrub the inside of my brain clean! This book felt like being dropped straight into a horror movie like Wrong Turn or the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Angela Perry
The story moved along well there was some things I wish the author had spent more time but over a good horror read.Published 6 months ago by Lisa Pruner
Not one of Mr.Smith's best books. Too many characters and a lot of jumping from one to the other.Published 6 months ago by crazyreader
There are a lot of horror books out there featuring backwoods, cannibal rednecks. However, few do it as well as Bryan Smith. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Adrian Shotbolt
If you liked, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and Wrong Turn,
you will like this story.
Only this whole town, is part of the "goings on", including Local
Law... Read more
Amateurish pulp. Should have paid $1.99 for it, and I'd have rated it 3 stars.Published 11 months ago by Woody