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Lick the Razor and other stories by [Tarpley, D.B.]
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  • 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
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,699,252 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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If I had to sum up what D.B. Tarpley brings to fiction in a single word, it would be "unapologetic".

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 very good read with 15 short stories that you can pick up and put down (although you won't want to) at your leisure. Delving into the mind of D.B. Tarpley might be a scary endeavor but completely worth it. Your wildest imaginings of what goes bump in the night has nothing on this - be prepared to be scared, amused, and disturbed as you ride along on a wild journey from story to story. Well worth the cost of admission!
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D.B. truly knows how to get in your head, I literally could not put it down! This book will take you to some of the darkest, scariest places in your mind and I guarantee you wont want it to end. Do yourself a favor and buy it, you won't be disappointed!
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As the author of the popular new horror/suspense novel, Diary of a Serial Killer, I can honestly say D.B Tarpley has hit it out of the park with this collection of horror short stories! He creates a completely unique, darkly humorous, and above all highly entertaining interpretation of many of the usual horror genres like zombies, vampires, and witches, in addition to a variety of genre-bending stories which will make you laugh and cringe at the same time! A wonder drug slipped into the water supply turns most of humanity into stark-raving-mad religious fanatics, a bad-ass British trouble-shooter (with an incredibly authentic British voice) takes on a Satanic Cult single-handedly, a lonely, outcast, teenage witch gains a hilarious revenge on vapid high school bullies, an ordinary guy survives a zombie apocalypse in a unique and darkly funny way (in a library of all places), and my favorite story - a real vampire bloodily confronts a cult of pretender vampires as the unsuspecting cretins attempt to offer up a young woman as a human sacrifice. I literally laughed out loud even as I cringed at the dark twists-and-turns and over-the-top blood-and-guts. This is a MUST READ for any true horror fan!
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I've read pretty much everything this author has written over the years, and with this new release I can tell that he's honed his craft even further than he had before. He is unapologetic in his delivery, and has a style that unique and all his own. There are twists and turns in the story lines that take the reader in places he/she would never have imagined. And with so many short stories, you can pick it up or put it down whenever you like (although you won't want to). If you're a horror fiction fan, then this book is definitely for you.
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