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☆ Read ☆ House Of Blood by Bryan Smith Æ I had really high hopes for this book, but I was not loving it Sometimes I need to read a book again to see or feel something I m missing, so I may do that Yet as it stands, I cannot say I loved this novel. House Of Blood taught me a valuable lesson I did not seize the opportunity to buy the book when it was at BN Shortly after that it went out of print and the only way to buy it was online I had read Bryan Smith s Freakshow and loved it one of my top five favorite books I was very excited to read something else by this author Some years later I purchased the book online for less than a dollar The lesson I learned was not to ever pass up an interesting book, and since have started stockpiling The moment when I would read this book was long overdue it was quickly bumped up my list to be read next Starts off okay, then veers off track and careens off a cliff while getting struck by lightning and pooped on by a frightened migrating flock of birds Shane goes off into the forest to masturbate, Later, The Ones Left Alive Would Agree They Never Should Have Turned Off That Dark Stretch Of Tennessee Interstate They Were Tired And Tense, Two Guys And Three Girls Arguing Over A Vacation Gone Bad But Things Were About To Get Worse For The Five Young Friends Much, Much Worse In Fact, Most Of Them Would Never See The Highway Again The Woods Were Dark And Forbidding, Filled With Unseen Dangers And Inhuman Sounds The Light In The Distance Promised Sanctuary From The Grasping Terrors Instead, The Light Lured The Travelers To The Very Heart Of Evil, A House At The Entrance Of Hell, A House That Held Only Torture, Depravity And For The Lucky Ones DeathWhen The Front Door Closes, The Screaming Begins House Of Blood was my first Bryan Smith novel and boy was I pleasantly surprised I was hesitant at first thinking of Brian Keene s Urban Gothic, but it wasnt even close There was an intricate plot, well thought out characters, sex, and plenty of disturbing images Very entertaining and a page turner that never let up I cant wait to read of his work Right off the bat Mr Smith gets a gold star for having an intriguing, genuine synopsis Now surely you think I ve lost my mind, hear me out How many times have you read a back cover summary, bought the book and realize you ve been tricked Or found that while there is truth in it, that particular bit of action doesn t happen until almost the end of the book I m looking at you Mr Clegg In his debut novel, Smith promises unimaginable brutality, bile inducing fear, and unfathomable despair and then delivers monumentally So you think you ve heard this story before, met the characters, and visited this side of Hades times than you can count Well friends, you couldn t be wrong The plot is original, all consuming, and plays out like a Greek This was Smith s first horror novelor at least his first published by Leisure and it struck me how much better it was than his subsequent books, like Freakshow, Depraved Deathbringer It was better in every way, imaginative, better written, with actual character development and not just a mindless gore fest, although there is sex and horror plenty in the book Overall, I was very impressed I hope his writing returns to that level Not that I didn t find his other books entertaining, but now that I know he can write like this, I d love to see of it Hope Queen of Blood is a worthy sequel I d definitely recommend this to horror fans. House Of BloodThis novel is a strange and wild ride If your not a fan of Dominance and Submission , or you simply don t care for gratuitous sex in your book, then avoid this novel by all means. Bryan Smiths first offering is not high literature by any means, but then again I don t feel books of this nature need to do any than entertain and Bryan Smith manages to do just that I know some will complain that the character weren t fleshed out, but most of the characters we meet in this novel are meant to be no than monster fodder Those who enjoyed the Richard Laymon straight forward approach to telling a story will definitely appreciate Bryan Smith s style, those who are looking for poetic and lyrical prose, you will most likely want to burn this book.
I found it kind of weird and a bit confusing The Master is just basically a sadist mortal being of another species with a loooong life span He has created a kingdom in backwoods Tennessee where every one of his subjects are the poor unfortunate souls who wonder lost into his domain They in turn are either also sadists or the poor victims of said sadists The whole story evolves around torture, pain, and sex On a funny note, Dare I say Elvis It started off pretty solid, an interesting and different kind of horror story But by the last third of the book it just went off in really bizarre directions that didn t feel like they fit what the earlier parts of the story promised. I don t arrive at hyperbolic conclusions very often I am not prone to labels like best or worst , so don t take this review lightly I finished this book about a month ago and have been examining my feelings about it since After all that thought, after all that consideration I feel confident in saying this is the worst book I have ever read, and I have read a ton of DD novels. Everything about it is just terrible The quality of the writing is uniformly bad but it occasionally dips into passages that are so bad that they could compete with the worst that Stephenie Meyer has produced None of the protagonists ever take action or are responsible for any of the events that transpire They simply float thought the story Few thoughts about what will happen next Few attempts to affect the outcome of the story On the rare occur
Smith is the author of than thirty horror and crime novels and novellas, including 68 Kill, the cult classic Depraved and its sequels, The Killing Kind, Slowly We Rot, The Freakshow, and many Bestselling horror author Brian Keene has called Slowly We Rot, The best zombie novel I ve ever read 68 Kill was adapted into a motion picture directed by Trent Haaga and starring Matthew Gray Gubler of the long running CBS series Criminal Minds 68 Kill won the Midnighters Award at the SXSW film festival in 2017 and was released to wide acclaim, including positive reviews in The New York Times and Bloody Disgusting, among others Bryan also co scripted an original Harley Quinn story for the House of Horrors anthology from DC Comics.