- File Size: 228 KB
- Print Length: 73 pages
- Publisher: Leves sub noctem susurri (May 22, 2011)
- Publication Date: May 22, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00528J7A4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,798,130 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Splatterism: The Tragic Recollections of A Minotaur Assailant: An Upbuilding Edifying Discourse Kindle Edition
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+ Great cover art.
+ Intriguing premise.
+ Cast of unique, well described and interesting characters.
- Vocabulary is quite wordy so be ready for frequent use your dictionary while reading.
- Story meanders in its purpose often leaving you confused.
- Mention of certain things such as a drow elf for instance may be unknown to readers unless you're familiar with Dungeons & Dragons or something similar.
"Splatterism: The Tragic Recollections of A Minotaur Assailant" has a great premise and as a whole was a unique and often challenging read. However, its unusualness is also its biggest downfall. I feel a large majority of readers would be lost in the tales obscureness. Things are generally not neatly pieced together and often just happen for no explainable reason. This leaves you as the reader bewildered as to what's really happening and why. Character's jump from point A to point B in the story with a purpose known only to themselves, which can quickly become frustrating and leave you lost. So is "Splatterism: The Tragic Recollections of A Minotaur Assailant" fantasy genius or simply random ideas thrown together as a novella? Honestly, I just couldn't tell.
However, that didn't matter, as Splatterism allows the reader to take time to ponder things great and small. You can, of course, just gloss over the philosophical questions it poses and still enjoy it, but much of the power of this novella comes allowing yourself to pause here and there in order to delve into your own mind.
For the record, Splatterism is a tale of the last living minotaur, Evander, and his journey in search of meaning. It occurs after a terrible war that destroyed the world. It is a well-written tale that stretches the mind of the reader. It gave me many fine moments of introspection--which I appreciated. It has been a long time since I read a book that caused me to think in such a manner and that alone was worth the price. The good writing, the amazing scenery, the elaborate worlds that Evander passes through, and the interesting puzzles that Mr. Winter provides were a bonus.
I'll be honest, I really struggled to get through the first half of Splatterism simply because I wasn't really sure what was going on and the author's language was far above my head with me having to look up just about every other word (thank goodness for kindles built in dictionary, I'm not sure how I read books before it!). However, I was able to overlook all of the obnoxious language once I got about 90% of the way through the book and the book began making fun of its obnoxious language, it gave me a good laugh as well as a nice appreciation of good writing and one hell of a plot twist that I did not see coming, and I absolutely love it when I don't see the twists coming because most things you read these days are so predictable.
Overall, I'm only rating this as an ok read because of how much I struggled to get through it. I didn't really get into the story and understand/appreciate it until half way through, but if you enjoy lots of descriptive (and strange) murdering mixed with verbose language, more strangeness and a fast pace then you might love this one.
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