Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Sometimes Less Really Is More

A Pound of Flesh by Fred Venturini is a horror-drama that will have me thinking deep, heart-wrenching thoughts for a quite some time. Normally, I can't stand slow build-ups, but, in this case, the set-up is crucial to the story. I was ready to write this off as a torture porn piece, but the author held off on glorifying the violence and kept the graphic details somewhat low-key. The best part is how the Venturini uses a minimalist flashback of a single moment between the husband and wife to tie everything together and deliver one of the most spectacular yet simple endings.

As always,

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