The sequel to Sick Bastards.
Warning: This is an extreme horror novel. There is gore. There is bad language. There are scenes of a sexual nature. But hidden underneath it all is also a chilling story. Please do not purchase this audiobook if you are easily shocked, disgusted, or offended. This book is not for you.
Home truths pave the way for a journey of self-discovery and revenge in the direct sequel to Matt Shaw's Sick Bastards.
©2014 Matt Shaw (P)2015 Matt Shaw Publications
I love historical fiction, history (especially WWII), rock bios, well-told and interesting fiction, non-fiction, & a bit of fantasy sci-fi.
i was pleasantly surprised that this book started directly where the first book left off. I'm very excited to read the third part of the "sick" trilogy. I also plan to read all the books by Matt Shaw, finally an author that writes what I like to read. time to start reading "sickest" to finish up the trilogy.
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Fist off, if you do not know what you are getting into here, just stop. I mean it,if you do not want to be disgusted in more ways than I care to think of. Just. Stop. Right. Now. Please.
However, if you are like me and are search for audiobooks to darken your soul just by listening, SickER B*stards was made for you. Also this is the second book in a series that I didn’t know was a series until now. Make sure to start with the first book first.
OK, on to the story here. Sticking with the “Now and “Then” storytelling of Sick B*stards. Shaw is able to paint a picture of one man’s struggle with doing what is right by him of his fathers, yes more than one. Struggling with what is better, living a lie you know and being miserable or living his way out of the lie to be happy.
Shaw didn’t disappoint with the opening “love”, loosly calling it that for lack of a better term, with sister and brother. Making my dig deep inside and ask, “WTF am I doing?” I am happy to say that the insestual scenes were much less, even though they were way more graphic and the last one was a little extra disturbing.
In SickER B*stards there was a much larger appearance of zombie-like creatures that I wish held a more spotlight role. Maybe Shaw will write a zombie novel, fingers crossed. Brother gets some revenge. I really liked all of his back story.
If you are able to look past the graphic sex scenes, Shaw has crafted a brilliantly scary post apocalyptic, sort of zombie, scare the crap out of you tale.
Chirs Barnes has become the voice of my nightmares. Seriously, I listen to audiobooks while going to sleep. You know some people read, well, I listen. I am not so sure that this was the best choice for a goodnight listen. My dreams were all from my perspective, but Mr. Nightmare, I mean Mr. Barnes was narrating it. Waking up more than once with a jerk and a WTF!
Seriously Barnes is one of, if not my top favorite horror narrator. His voice resonates down to my bones and freezes them. Slight vocal characterizations that some may not think are “different” enough, especially for the females. I don’t care, ever since High Moor, my ears have been in love. If it is horror and he is the performer I will buy it and you should too. Plain and simple.
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Umm, no one.
This was just hardcore porn trying to pass itself off as a story.
Just about all of the sex scenes.
Let me say that I generally really like Matt Shaw, and I liked the first book ("Sick Bastards"), but this was one of the worst sequels I've ever read. This was just a few hours of graphic sex looking for a story. It would have been laughable if it weren't so cringe-worthy. The sex scenes were obnoxiously plentiful, drawn-out, and so obviously gratuitous that it left me wondering why he even bothered to try to construct a story around them. In the first book, at least the majority of the sex scenes made some kind of sense to the story. This one... not so much. I've never wanted 3 hours and 31 minutes of my life back as much as I want the 3 hours and 31 minutes I spent listening to this tripe. I will definitely read other Shaw books, but this one was falls squarely in the "miss" column for me.
"Dealing with the family"
The next installment exploring how the family moved past the latest discovery, would they stay, would they go explore, which family would soon end up with.
read on and find out for yourself
"And it gets better"
Really loved the way the story progressed and expanded on the first book. And in true style it gets sicker. But the beauty of this is there is a good story behind it all.
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