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Length: 339 pages

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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!"

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  • File Size: 656 KB
  • Print Length: 339 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B00381X3F2
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Bitter Ale Press (July 31, 2012)
  • Publication Date: July 31, 2012
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008RMY842
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #56,373 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Kindle Customer on 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 By Erik Smith on 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 By A. Lavoie on July 6, 2011
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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 By Author Susan Reid on 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 By Terry on April 24, 2013
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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 By Boo on January 2, 2015
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3.5 stars.

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.
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