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White Trash Gothic by Edward Lee

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Kindle Edition: 275 Pages.

Published: 23 June 2017 by

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From the master of extreme horror, Edward Lee, author of over fifty books that have redefined the boundaries of depravity in fiction, comes a novel that brings together all of his most extreme characters into one epic, gut-wrenching masterpiece of terror.

Plagued by nightmares of torture and intense violence, a writer suffering from trauma-induced memory loss seeks to solve the mystery of his missing past. The only clue is a single page of an unfinished manuscript found in an old manual typewriter, in a fleabag motel, in a small West Virginian town called Luntville. It is here that the writer will seek answers, believing that if he finishes the book he was writing, his memories will return.

But Luntville is not just some bumfuck town in the sticks. It is a place where the locals make extra cash by filming necro porn, a place where vigilantes practice a horrifying form of justice they call dead-dickin', a place haunted by the ghosts of serial killers, occult demons, and a monster called the Bighead. And as the writer attempts to make sense of the town and his connection to it, he will be challenged in ways that test the very limit of his sanity.

Deadite Press is proud to present White Trash Gothic, the first book in a series of highly anticipated novels for fans of redneck nightmares and backwoods terror which invokes Edward Lee's many classic gross-outs while exploring even more revolting and disturbing new directions.

Reviews

1.0 Stars  by Stephen Found

Trash is the operative word here

I once read a review of 50 Shades of Grey which I can paraphrase as "I love this book because it convinces me I could write a better one.". That's how I feel about this book except that there is really nothing to love about it. It classes itself as Extreme Horror but to me the word horror means something that scares me or unsettles me and stays in my thoughts for a long time after I stop reading. To my definition then, this book was not horror but more a catalog of depravity, mostly of a sexual nature. The most prevalent of these is necrophilia with some bestiality and disgusting uses of bodily fluids thrown in for good measure. I suppose the horror part is the presence of a 'monster' called the BigHead who appears to be a large man with a huge head and huge genitalia with which he kills people then desecrates their bodies.

The worst element of the book for me was how difficult it was to read, I do not mean the subject matter here but in the way it was written. The writing style is a kind of pseudo intellectual style, it's as though the author has used a thesaurus to find an interesting alternative to the word he means but the one chosen does not make sense in the context it is used in. I found this in numerous places and I actually found playing 'guess the word' more entertaining than the actual book.

 
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