Monday, May 18, 2015

Torture Porn



Torture Porn
by John Putignano
307 pages
$1.99 Kindle version

John Putignano, the author of "Pleasures in Putrefaction" and "Flesh of Society," has created a collection of horror tales guaranteed to shock the senses.

Yes. There is an abundance of graphic violence and depraved characters. The author also includes a variety of torture: self-inflicted, involuntary, psychological, physical, mundane, supernatural...not for those with weak stomachs. As a matter of fact, if you are not a serious horror fan, stay the hell away from this book. However, the violence and depravity are just fragments of the nightmares within this collection.

A true horror fan will be able to see beyond the gore, into the more disturbing elements of the stories...the lack of empathy, morals and restraint. Many stories seem to have nothing to do with the title. THE SHUT-IN is a story about guilt manifesting into a phobia. In TRANSLUCENCE, the role of monster keeps changing. THE NEBRASKA MOLOCH even had a happy ending. This anthology is a sampler of all the sub-genres of horror.

Unfortunately, the variety of stories does not provide a solid theme for this book. THE ALABAMA GODS would have made a better title.

Don't let "Torture Porn" chase you away - this is just a horror anthology...with no limits.

As Always,
AstraDaemon

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