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Depraved [Kindle Edition]

Bryan Smith
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

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"DEPRAVED lives up to its name in the most brutal and visceral way. Sort of like a roller-coaster ride... but with battery acid and razor blades on the handlebars. Smith's most effective and merciless work to date!" --Ronald Kelly, author of FEAR, HELL HOLLOW

NAMED ONE OF BRIAN KEENE’S TOP 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR FOR 2009.

Welcome to Hopkins Bend, the remote little Tennessee town where the backwoods inhabitants are cannibals and the local law operates a sex-trafficking ring. Unlucky travelers are frequently ensnared in the town’s sinister web. Some are held captive and tortured while others face even more gruesome fates. And beneath it all is the town’s darkest secret, the curse of the depraved and mutated Kincher clan.

BONUS CONTENT: This digital edition of Depraved includes a 7,700 word short story that reveals the grisly fate of two secondary characters from the novel. The story is as spectacularly gory as the novel itself.


Editorial Reviews

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"DEPRAVED lives up to its name in the most brutal and visceral way. Sort of like a roller-coaster ride... but with battery acid and razor blades on the handlebars. Smith's most effective and merciless work to date!" --Ronald Kelly, author of FEAR, HELL HOLLOW,and MIDNIGHT GRINDING & OTHER TWILIGHT TERRORS

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"Here's an author exploding onto the genre!"

Product Details

  • File Size: 656 KB
  • Print Length: 339 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B00381X3F2
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Bitter Ale Press (July 31, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008RMY842
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,674 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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30 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Oh my god! That did not just happen!!!" December 17, 2009
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Bryan Smith's latest novel, DEPRAVED, takes place in the backwoods town known as Hopkins Bend. Anyone passing through tends to not make it back out and most don't even survive. The town is full of inbred cannibalistic rednecks who tend to rape, torture, and/or eat their victims... not necessarily in that order. Those "lucky" enough to survive and not get killed are put to work in a special strip club that is also within the town of Hopkins Bend. And what is it with the Kincher family? They appear to not be quite human. It looks like they are half-man/half-monster. Have they been undergone some kind of mutation? Will any of the outsiders to Hopkins Bend be able to escape or find a way to stop the townsfolk or will these vicious acts continue to go on forever?

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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18 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Backwoods Horror With A Twist October 25, 2009
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Depraved is a perfect title for Bryan Smith's latest novel. It also could have been called Survivor. While there are plenty of depraved acts from the backwoods denizens of this book, it is the attempts to survive made by the victems of those denizens, that propel the plot. Everything takes place (I believe) within 24 hours, and those hours are packed with more violence, gore and depravity than you can shake a blood covered stick at. Smith also gives us a supernatural element that makes Depraved more than just a common cannibal redneck story. Demons, sex slaves, mutant freaks, flesh-eating backwoods clans and ordinary people doing ANYTHING to survive. What else can you ask for? How about one of the most over-the-top sex scenes ever put to paper?
Come on, you know you want to read it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars gross, gross, gross July 6, 2011
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I was surprised by some of the low reviews for this book. If you like Gore, vicious, gross, depraved, sick stories than this is for you. If you like J. F. Gonzales, Wrath James White, Jack Ketchum-You'll like Bryan Smith. Great, fast moving story of people getting stuck in a small town and their struggle to escape. Sometimes you do not know which characters you should feel sorry for. Definitely worth the read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A gore-fest indeed!! July 10, 2013
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This is my first Bryan Smith novel and I have to say...he did not fail to entertain when it came to the elements of horror, psychological horror and downright graphic violence. There were moments that I literally had to give my eyes and psyche a break from the vivid mental imagery, but that is what ultimately makes a good writer. The suspense was pulse pounding, and the ending, I compared somewhat to a more macabre and violent Tales from the Crypt, and I will leave that meaning a mystery as to not give anything away, but I will say that it was definitely not expected, nonetheless, wickedly well done.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good ole cannibal rednecks April 24, 2013
By Terry
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I gave this read three stars simply because it was well written. I enjoyed the different character perspectives. It didn't just leave you in one person's point of view. This reminded a lot of those back woods, redneck, mutant, cannibal movies like Wrong Turn. So if your into that type of thing. Give this a read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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"Depraved" is a jet-fueled tale that begins fast and mean and never lets up. Smith blends multiple plot-lines together seamlessly, pulling readers into his characters' sprints for survival. This isn't just a recipe for horror "shock and awe"; however, as Smith crafts characters that provoke empathy, pity, even disgust...but are three-dimensional regardless, which pulls readers even deeper down this dark and twisted hole.

Jessica Sloan has stepped into a nightmare. A damaged woman trying to remake her life, she's fallen victim to a sadistic rapist who assaulted her when she tried to buy a used car from him. Now she's driving out to the middle of nowhere, the used car salesman locked in the trunk, screaming. He raped her. Beat her. Daddy taught his little girl to be nobody's victim, so now she's going to take something back from her assailant... something he can't ever replace.

The only problem? Jessica has picked a spot for revenge that lies near the isolated rural town of Hopkins Bend, where something much worse than a simple rapist lies in wait. For generations, a family has borne the blight of a curse that has turned its descendants into twisted, mutated mockeries of humanity, depraved in every way imaginable.

That, and this darkness blights Hopkins Bend and the rest of its townspeople in nonphysical ways undetectable by the eye alone. The people of Hopkins Bend hunger. For many, many things, and the taste of human flesh is only one of their depraved appetites. To survive, Jessica and others caught in this whirling cesspool must go to nightmarish lengths, and that begs the question: is survival worth what they may become?

It would be a mistake to dismiss this novel as a simple "boobs, blood, gore and more" offering.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Tittle says it all
if ever there was a tittle that was appropriate it was this one. from the first page to the last this is all about depravity. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Jim Dandy
5.0 out of 5 stars in the tradition of Ed Lee
Love backwoods horror... And this one is kicks ass! Non-stop action and loads of extreme horror. Bonus section at end that is just chilling!
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome read!
Wow! Lots of cringes while reading! This book isn't for the faint of heart, or stomach! I loved every minute of it though! Great read, and very hard to put down! Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tracer X
5.0 out of 5 stars oh wow
This is a true page turner! Amazing writing that draws you in and puts you in the middle of all the action! I can't wait to read the next one
Published 2 months ago by kevjams
4.0 out of 5 stars Yes, DEPRAVED.
Title is dead on. It's almost feels wrong to say I enjoyed this book.
Published 2 months ago by Drew
4.0 out of 5 stars Good entry for the genre, but not great.
Depraved is a good entry for the extreme horror, torture-porn genre. I felt like I was reading a stepped down version of Ed Lee and I saw a lot of elements of The Bighead in this... Read more
Published 2 months ago by R2L
5.0 out of 5 stars WOW!!!
Definitely not for the squeamish!!!I LOVED IT. WHAT AN AMAZINGLY SCARY RIDE. Non stop action from beginning to the end. MORE PLEASE!!
Published 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars it doesn't mean i'm a bad person
a great read. keeps drawing you in. makes me want to check out depraved 2
Published 3 months ago by Azuwere
4.0 out of 5 stars Great horror flick
I loved all the mutant a la "U-turn" content, the violence and gore. But I'd liked to go further in depth with the caracters and that the scenes were more detailed. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Dorothé Wallander
5.0 out of 5 stars great
I think it is ridiculous that Amazon makes us write these silly, redundant, insulting, moronic reviews for everything we buy.
Published 4 months ago by Soldat1971
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