Welcome to my stop for today’s blog tour organised by Blackthorn Tours.
It’s been a while since I’ve done a tour with them, but when I read the email for the blog tour invite I couldn’t let the opportunity pass me by. The title on it’s own had me intrigued!!
As you can see see from the title of this post today’s book tour is for The Bedwetter by Lee Allen Howard!!!
Publisher: Three First Names
Publication Date: 1st May 2019
Synopsis/Blurb (provided by Blackthorn Tours):
Armed with electric hair trimmers and a military fighting knife,
Russell accepts his dark commission.
“Russell Pisarek is twenty-six years old and still wets the bed. He grew up different from other young men because his vicious mother punished him for wetting by shaving his head. When he confided this to his girlfriend Tina, she betrayed him by advertising his problem to all their high school classmates. He took out his frustration by skinning neighborhood cats.
Now Russell fantasizes about finding just the right woman—so he can shave her bald. He struggles to overcome his dark tendencies, but when his sister discovers he’s wetting again, she puts him in dire straits.
During this time of stress, the mythical Piss Fairy appears in his dreams, and Russell is driven to satisfy his twisted desires with an innocent coworker, who also needs a new roommate.When Russel’s plans go awry, the Piss Fairy commissions him for a much darker task that graduates him from shaving to scalping—and worse.”
My Thoughts & Review
The Bedwetter is a weird book that I can only describe as a twisted horror, it starts off weird as hell, but once you get over the weird stuff it actually isn’t a bad read at all.
The writing style took a little getting used to, but once you get used to it I works well. The book is written in a journal format from the point of view from the main character Russell, which I really ended up liking because you really get to get inside his twisted psychopaths head.
The premises of this book is quite unique, and although I absolutely love my gore and horror, I did struggle with some of the things in this book, especially when it came to the animals being tortured and harmed it was at this point where I had to take a break from the book.
As a character I found Russell very unlikeable as his always blaming others for his actions and almost always has some sort of excuse, nothing is ever his fault. Russell is a weird and messed up character, but at the same time you want to keep on reading, to find out why his like he is and although all the things he does are messed up, it does all make sense in the end.
While I struggled with some of the things, overall I thought this was a good read. It’s a short, fast paced book that will keep you turning the pages, even with the weird content. So, if you’re a fan of twisted psychological horror then this worth giving a go. But, beware there are a lot of thing readers may find triggering and it’s definitely not for the fainted hearted.
TRIGGER WARNINGS: Child Abuse, Animal Cruelty, homophobia, extreme language, violence
About the Author
Lee Allen Howard’s dark fiction spans the genres of horror, supernatural crime, and psychological thrillers. Howard earned a BA in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. He’s been a professional writer in the software industry since 1985. Besides editing fiction, Lee blogs about his fiction writing at https://leeallenhoward.com. Howard is the founder and editor at Dark Cloud Press, which has published the horror and dark crime anthologies Thou Shalt Not… and Tales of Blood and Squalor. He resides in western New York with a lot of books.
A big thank you to Blackthorn Book Tours for allowing me to take part in this tour!!!
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