💥Proceed with caution in regards to this read as it is an extreme horror novel and NOT for the faint of heart💥
What a short, sick, and utterly disgusting read. The descriptions are superb at making you recoil and gag. I can’t really describe this read as it’s really one you have to delve into and experience yourself but I give this a solid 5 🌟 for being one hundred percent vile and repulsive and even a bit funny at times.
“Enter into this tragicomic melodrama the author himself in a stroke of metafiction that predates the emergence of postmodernism by nearly fifty years—Unamuno the Author intervenes in Augusto’s suicide attempt, informing his central agonist of his fictitiousness and insisting that a figment of the imagination does not have such luxuries as the right to die.“
This is a book by Miguel de Unamuno and anyone familiar with the late Spanish essayist can tell you, that means it is a psychic stew. Whether writing of Cervantes’ crowning creation, Don Quixote, or the agony of Christendom, the infamous rector is impassioned, distracted, and all over the place. He is also on fire, on point, and knows exactly where he is going, whether he realizes it or not.
Rating: 5 out of 5.
“The web of life is being woven and unraveled at the same time. And from time to time we get breaths and vapors and even mysterious murmurs from that other world, from that interior of our own world.”
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Jaundré van Breda is a writer of poetry, flash fiction and the occasional short story. One of his flash fiction pieces, The Ritual, is published in The Lobsters Run Free: Bath Flash Fiction Volume 2. Many of his poems appear on the AVBOB Poetry Competition website. Jaundré is also a traditional artist working in different mediums. He lives in South Africa.
The author has many haiku-like phrases as well as two haibun within the collection for fans of short form verses. A lot of uncanny insights and tropes, especially for those who are looking to read real, straightforward accounts of heartbreak yet done with aplomb and without pity. -Paul Cordeiro
Van Breda’s most recent works read like a combination of Bukowski and Rupi Kaur but leave you with the same feeling of Gibran or Rilke. His voice resonates strongly in this book and has only grown more sharply with each published book. If you are interested in one of the strongest voices and poets in modern poetry today, I highly suggest you purchase and read this exceptional book of poems. It is worth it. -Anna McEnult
The author is a favorite do check him out! -Sharon Ferrante, author of “The Choir of Crickets” -Coming this Spring 2022 from Hybrid Sequence Media-
I began reading this book on a whim and was immediately drawn in by the interesting and oddly relatable characters. Once you are pulled into this bizarre and strangely humorous world, it is very hard to leave it behind before the last page forces you out of your shell of surprise and wonder.
Ben Fitts is a writer, musician, and zinester from New York City. He is the author of the books My Birth And Other Regrets (NihilismRevised, 2019) and over forty published short stories, and is the creator of numerous zines. He currently lives in Brooklyn, where he plays guitar in the indie rock band War Honey and puts too much hot sauce on everything.