Welcome to the hard streets.
These are four of the nastiest stories I have ever written.
©2012 Steve Vernon (P)2012 David N. Wilson
"[Leftovers] is as dark and grimy as the back alleys of skid row - displays author Vernon at his finest: just when you think the horror can't get any worse, he employs his bizarre-style to twist 'Leftovers' into a surreal story that you just won't be able to shake off. 'Leftovers' is a must for Steve Vernon fans, as well as those who like their horror shocking and off-centered - and most amazingly, there's still bits of the author's trademark humor despite the seriousness of the story." (Horror Fiction Review)
My taste differs from kid books to gory horror books.
My patience is starting to ware thin with Steve. After listening to Capt Nothing, Vol One, I keep singing his praises, yet he keeps coming through with half A** efforts. The majority of this recording is his first story "Leftovers". It has nine chapters and it rambles something terrible. It is like he sits down to write and does not know where the story is going until he has enough words. Leftovers, had a good beginning and a good ending, but everything in between was just rambling bull sh*t. He will says things that are interesting in themselves, but when put in to context with the story, just don't fit.
The next two stories are average and short, which seems to be Steve's best length. Just as I am about ready to give up on the guy, comes "Dopple Dribble". This was a spooky story, that was very well written and renewed my faith in Steve's abilities.
As I have mentioned in other reviews, if you are interested in Steve Vernon, listen to Captain Nothing Vol One first. If you are a fan of South Park or Family Guy, you may like it. If you hate or don't get those shows then save your money.
This is very adult material and some will be very offended. This first story has a rape scene of a little boy that the main character knows is going to happen and lets happen, I did think that was over the line and not necessary.
I will try Vernon one more time, but please have a plot in your next story.
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