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Bleed by Ed Kurtz



“Page after stunning page, Ed Kurtz gets it right. This book was like memory lane for me, its luminous prose and unstoppable tension taking me back to the great small town horror novels of the ’70s and ’80s. I didn’t think they made ’em like this anymore, but thankfully, I was wrong. For, with Bleed, Kurtz has not only written an intensely scary tale, but a timeless one as well.”
– Joe McKinney, author of Apocalypse of the Dead and Flesh Eaters



My Review

Walt a promising english teacher had many visions and goals in teaching his students about great authors and works of literature.
He’s a likable character and also his partner book-seller. They are about to be part of something that you would think only lies in the macabre horror books they love. Walt seems to be under a spell as time passes in the story, he transforms character in his new home in to that of a very unpleasant and unlikeable character. Its almost as if in a vampire like way this creature of horrific being has influenced and hypnotized him.
The story hooks you in from the offset with suspense and an eerie state of feeling. Then rather rapidly it all heads down a route of the macabre and forms a gory story of horror. A charnel house is created which has at the core a creature that wants blood and meat.
Who is willing to be the chopper/butcherer?
Definitely one that stays with you in your quietest hours.

“But the world was to be their abattoir. Their sex would be their snare. Blood will flow and flesh will be rent from the bones of those they butchered. They would feed then, and it would begin again.”

Reviewed by Lou Pendergrast on 19 April 2012

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