C.V. HUNT’S writing reminds me of Debbie Goad, and the articles she wrote for ANSWER ME!. (if you’re not sure, YES… it’s a compliment).
It takes a special kind of person to devote their entire being to hating things that deserve to be hated! C.V. HUNT gets bonus points for turning that hatred into ART ::winks::
I’ve had a few of the author’s titles on my TBR list for quite some time – (eg: HOW TO KILL YOURSELF, THANKS FOR RUINING MY LIFE, OTHER PEOPLE’S SHIT, etc.. I wish that I had already grabbed at least one more so I wouldn’t have to bring a new author to bed tonight – things tend to get awkward when you just grab that book by it’s dust jacket, and drag it into the bedroom…
“They say girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. And boys are made of snips and snails and puppy dog tails. But what is everyone else made of? Misery and Death and Everything Depressing. Seven stories by C.V. Hunt.”
TO SAY MOTHER TERESA WAS SHOCKED WHEN SHE WOKE UP IN HELL WOULD BE AN UNDERSTATEMENT:
* Big Guns Upstairs is growing weary of only getting virgins into bed, and Basement Guy doesn’t even want to look at another whore. They got together and came to an agreement for a trade. (See! Sex DOES make the world go ’round!) There is one slight problem, but it’s nothing that ten years with Mother Teresa can’t fix.
A bottomless abyss awaiting your secrets…
NO ROOM FOR A CHILD:
Have you ever wanted to visit the Winchester house?
Welcome to the Winchester Mystery House®
If forced to choose just one – I think that BABY HATER is my favorite SS¹ in this collection. It’s about a NEW kind of Super-Hero who punches babies in the face for the good of all women-kind. (yeah, I said Super-Hero… it’s not like she’s punching puppies & kittens – jeeze!).
I can picture myself as a Serial Baby Puncher – knocking out the little ‘eating, shitting, and crying lumps of flesh,’ while achieving some sort of inner peace. It’s for the greater good!
I can certainly see some ppl getting all bent outta shape from BABY HATER, even though it made me laugh – heartily.
It’s something you need as much as food to eat, and air to breathe. But, we often overlook the importance of human contact until it’s almost impossible to dig ourselves out of the pit of depression we’ve dug. Will any human contact do the job?
THE LAST ENTRY:
Have you ever really contemplated the lives (or deaths) of Siamese twins? I guess that I’ve just always made the assumption that if one of them dies… the other one dies, too. If both twins didn’t die, how would the living twin cope with the loss?
The huge increase of #CircusPunk² in the horror genre has brought new life to carnivals & side shows – and I couldn’t be happier!
MISERY and DEATH and EVERYTHING DEPRESSING – Amazon / Goodreads
DOROTHY BHAWL is the one responsible for the kick ass cover image!
¹ ‘SS’ is just my personal [see: bullshit] lazy-ass short-hand way of not typing out ‘short story / ies’.
² CircusPunk is a sub-genre of punk/bizarro literature created by Charie D. La Marr.
The genre encapsulates circuses, carnivals, midways, side-shows, and can also include stories of birthday party clowns, freaks, magicians, circus animals and costumed characters.
CircusPunk is a blend of truth and fantasy that takes in the usual bizarro mixture of fun, sex, satire and splatter.