- File Size: 449 KB
- Print Length: 226 pages
- Publisher: Germinal Press (August 25, 2013)
- Publication Date: August 25, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00ES54NGK
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,699,252 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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In "Lick the Razor", Tarpley is given free reign over your mind, letting loose pulse-throbbing stories that shirk the conventions of the craft for something fresh, direct, and intense. He has no qualms delving into the darkness of humankind, often throwing his characters into terrifying situations and exposing their weaknesses like a nude in an overcoat. With sharp and witty prose, he scrapes nails across chalkboards, shackles us with the spiders in dank cells, drags us through the nightmare worlds of reality, and even has a bit of fun along the way. For better or worse, Tarpley's work will nest in your mind like a parasite, leaving you thinking long after you put the book down.
This is not for everyone. From the outset, Tarpley shows little concern for what might be expected in fiction. He does have a gift for stripping away the fail-safes of societal standards and expectations, revealing the bleeding pulp of a good story beneath, but this, and the graphic, unorthodox nature of the work, may not appeal to some. "Lick the Razor" is most certainly not your grandfather's fiction. He's not out to impress MFA graduates or make it into a professor's lecture with this collection; he's here to tell some stories in a way that only he can.
Overall, if you like brutally honest, dark fiction with an even darker sense of humor, then this is for you. If you're squeamish or easily offended, I highly advise that you keep browsing.
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A review of Lick the Razor by D.B. Tarpley
It’s always difficult for me to sum up my feelings about an anthology or collection, because most collections have their good... Read more
DB Tarpley has a completely unique way of sharing himself with his readers. While his stories can be disturbing, even terrifying, he shares himself in each story - making his book... Read morePublished on October 1, 2013 by peter
DB drags you through these disturbing and winding tales one by one. You will want to stop... but won't be able to. Read morePublished on September 27, 2013 by NashvilleGirl
One of the worst books I've ever read. The stories were ridiculous, the characters shallow, and the writing a total mess. Read morePublished on September 4, 2013 by Tonto
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