Claustrophilia (The Dark Triad Book 1) Kindle Edition
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- ASIN : B07JFYGQQQ
- Publication date : October 14, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 756 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 337 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #150,554 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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I do have a one criticism. I wasn't a fan of the time jumping in the book. I understand it was a stylistic choice by the author, but it wasn't my favorite.
I will be thinking about this book for a long time. Whether I'll recommend it... Well. I'm not sure even the people who say they can handle anything will feel that way 30% of the way into this.
And now I think I need a hug. ;-)
I bought this book after reading some of the reviews and i must agree its dark twisted taboo and depraved. I loved it even though certain parts made me cringe.
If you like serial killers.
This is your kind of book.
I indeed would recommend this book to anyone who was into the darker twisted taboo.
Yes there is most definitely triggers as its a dark no really romance type of story.
But don’t make the mistake of reducing this thoughtful, complex, ingenious story to its list of content warnings. It’s not only insane, it’s insanely well-written.
I know that not everyone can (or wants to) do this, but I have the ability to completely sink into a wide range of not-my-kink when it’s presented to me in an exquisitely constructed package. I can root for evil, get turned on by depravity, and feel sorry for monsters. I LOVE when rare and amazing writing does that to me.
If you do too, you’ll lose yourself in this one and might even forget that you used to find some of these things utterly disgusting.
Well, ok. You’ll probably still find them disgusting. But somehow, in the context of this story, they’ll work.
I’ve been wondering whether to write about what I found myself accepting, but then I would just want to tack on a thousand disclaimers and explanations and end up feeling really self-conscious. Here’s the thing: I was just as nauseated as each of you were when reading the list of warnings, but then... I saw an opportunity for the book to try to SELL ME on these things.
C’mon writing — make me buy it, make me feel it.
When writing can do this, it’s as brilliant as an actor making me bawl in public, as inspired as a chef making me devour fennel, as fascinating as the right companionship making me have a blast at a kid’s birthday party.
It’s art. At its most compelling.
So if you want a journey that might start with gagging and sweating, but take you to cackling and squealing, and leave you gasping and sighing, don’t hesitate. This one’s a gem.
**I requested and was given a free copy of this book from the author. All thoughts in this review are my own.** And for what it's worth, I purchased a copy outright after reading it. I just had to.
I'm going backwards and updating this review. Because honestly, after I finished this book my mind was f'ed up. For real. The first page of trighers pulled me in
abusive relationships, blood, corpses/necrophilia, cannibalism, claustrophobia, death, emotional abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, drug use, forced captivity, graphic sex, kidnapping, rape, suicide (attempted), torture, violence, watersports/urine
Then the story absorbed my very soul. I felt like a character in the book. Like I was locked in the box. You have to read it to understand, but this book is the real deal for the hardcore horror enthusiasts.
It takes a few pages to warm up, but it is definitely worth it
The story did remind me of The Silence Of The Lambs but only in the most generic of ways, I’m sure Ezra was well aware that they were influenced by Harris’s book. ( it’s even mentioned at the end of the book)
I would like to interject that I definitely feel this book is superior to Lambs in my opinion. Ezra definitely makes Ivan a very blood thirsty, yet sophisticated killer and ratchets the violence and torture to truly impressive heights.the ingeniously depraved torture/Murder set pieces are some real showstoppers, let me tell you!
I also enjoyed Chris’s metamorphosis throughout the story as he becomes abused beyond all levels imaginable and what he becomes by the end. He truly takes us on a vivid journey we won’t soon forget.
I feel I should mention this just so it isn’t a surprise to some readers, but besides being extreme horror it also dips it’s toes into homoerotic fiction too, so there are a few passages of explicit sex peppered throughout.
As a straight man it slightly shocked me for a second but then the amazing storyline and impeccable skills of bringing these characters to life sucked me right in. I definitely was so happy I stepped out of my comfort zone as it is one of my favorite books I’ve read so far this year!
All in all I highly recommend this book as Blake firmly plants themselves in the upper echelon of phenomenal horror novelists. I cannot wait for book 2!
Top reviews from other countries
Was it fun? Do I want to do this again?
No and nope.
That being said, I wouldn't miss it for the world!
I've been mulling over for awhile about my rate. In one hand it deserves a high praise, in the other, it's been an experience I don't want to repeat, EVER again. Therefore, I'll eat 1 star. *pun totally intended*
I can't fault the plot nor the writing for that. In fact, if the the writing was only good, it wouldn't have made such a powerful impression.
Kudos for the author's creativity and courage for fearlessly write such a taboo story.
I for one, thought I would be facing my hard limit here but it appears I have no boundaries.
I'm seriously scared of myself.