Monday, October 2, 2017

Puckered by David Owain Hughes - Book Review

A phenomenal new bizarro horror novella from the grand masters of extreme horror and the most delicious depravity!

Percy is kinky.
Percy is perverted.
Percy is a loner.
Percy is sneaky…

...But most of all, Percy wants to be left alone.

Whether it be a nagging mother or something from his past, it feels like he is always trying to escape something.
Will he be able to find his own peace, or will the real world catch up to him?
There will be blood.
There will be s**t.
There will be unusual sexual kinks.

But most of all, there will be murder…

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My Review
Puckered is one of the most vile books I've read in a long time. So repugnant. I absolutely loved how sick and depraved it was.

The story definitely isn't for the faint of heart or the weak of stomach, that's for sure. There's a very strange kink involved, and if you can't guess what it is by the title and the cover, well...just steer clear if you can't handle an overabundance of bodily fluids.

Puckered tells the story of Percival James, an overweight man-child living at home with his mother. He has no job, pays no rent, and basically does nothing but eat, sleep, and focus on his weird kink.

I don't want to spoil anything, so I won't say anything more, but holy shish-kabobs, Batman, that twist at the ending, while something I suspected was coming, still made me feel like a giddy schoolgirl being asked to her first dance (something that's never happened to me in real life).

Puckered is, overall, a crazy, messed up thrill ride through the dark psyche of the human mind. I've written my fair share of stories involving kinks (fan fiction, not actual stories), but this was unlike anything I've ever read or written or even knew existed. It was pure insanity.

If you're game for horror that doesn't hold back and will both disgust and intrigue you, grab a copy of Puckered today. You may or may not regret it.

Five stars.

Author Bio
David Owain Hughes is a horror freak! He grew up on ninja, pirate and horror movies from the age of five, which helped rapidly instill in him a vivid imagination. When he grows up, he wishes to be a serial killer with a part-time job in women’s lingerie…He’s had multiple short stories published in various online magazines and anthologies, along with articles, reviews, and interviews. He’s written for This Is Horror, Blood Magazine, and Horror Geeks Magazine. He’s the author of the popular novels “Walled In” (2014), "Wind-Up Toy" (2016), “Man-Eating Fucks” (2016), and “The Rack & Cue” (2017) along with his short story collections “White Walls and Straitjackets” (2015) and "Choice Cuts" (2015). He’s also written three novellas – “Granville” (2016), “Wind-Up Toy: Broken Plaything & Chaos Rising” (2016).

After discovering Richard Laymon, David set out on a path to become the best writer he could, holding a BA and MA in creative writing.

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