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you will like this story.
Only this whole town, is part of the "goings on", including Local
How many of you have ever had run ins with back roads Police?
I see that many of you have.
How many of you have ever stopped at a country road, gas station?
Again, many of you have.
How many of you know the Kincher Clan?
The guy with the missing hand, says he knows of them.
By now, I wonder if you have caught the theme of this scary as hell
If you like that type of story........you will like this book.
Just don't ask, the one hand dude.
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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The fast-paced, tight-packed story written in crispy vernacular, with more than ample dose of violence/gore/vile carnality, follows the gruesome ordeals of six victims through five parallel threads, only two of which fully converge toward the end; although the chief protagonist – a colonel's daughter, no less – Jessica is acting right from the get-go like an exterminatrix in full-throttle action, scoring high body count (including at least one innocent) as a result.
But other survivors do not lag too far behind in her bloody path, once given the opportunity to exact vengeance on their tormentors (in case of Pete & Justine, we learn that cannibalism can become addictive in the skewed mind of traumatized eyewitness), thereby shattering the sinister 'peace' of "a festering, diseased backwater nest of dirty secrets" (p. 256) and the anticipation of the upcoming feast day.
The surprising snapshots of the same survivors' lives after the horrible events, glimpsed at in the epilogue (pp. 312-24), underlie the gravitas of F. Nietzsche's timeless admonition:
"Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And when you look long into the abyss, the abyss also looks into you." Beyond Good and Evil (1886)
Bryan Smith's hat-tip to fellow writer Edward Lee is made glaringly evident in the scene (p. 14, 34) where one female character (Megan) is reading City Infernal (2013/2001, Necro/Cemetery Dance). On the other hand, the cruel fate of rapist Hoke in the clutches of Gladys Kincher foreshadows the equally, if not more, disgusting treatment of some unlucky ones by 'a female Jabba the Hut(t)' called Melda functioning as a tool for Mafia-type vendetta in Lee's sick book Header 2 (2013/2010, Necro/Camelot).
I leave you with an over-the-top description so characteristic of the splatterpunk (sub)genre:
"He winced at the wet splat of organs striking the ground around him. A liver or pancreas hit his knee and slid down his thigh, eliciting another high, girlish shriek from his aching lungs. He moved sideways toward the opposite corner, but there was no escape from the rain of gore. A long loop of intestine sailed into the stall, looking for a moment like a lasso slung by a demented demon cowboy…The viscus smacked his face and he brushed it away…knowing any further attempt to elude being hit was futile. More than that, it was the whole point of the insane exercise – to bathe him in blood and guts, force him down into the putrid depths of utter depravity" (p. 152).
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Book reads good and fast. Helps you get to look back by highlighting names to remember who is who.