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The Beheld

3.44  ·  Rating Details ·  9 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
He watches... that is what he is what he has always done... Black Quill Award-winning author Paul G. Bens takes us on a journey into a macabre, voyeuristic world with a short story that David Agranoff of Postcards from a Dying World calls "an unnerving tale that slowly worms its way into your head."
ebook, First electronic edition
Published January 5th 2011 by Paul G. Bens Jr. at Smashwords (first published June 1st 2010)
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Paul G. Bens, Jr.'s vivid prose brings to life a world that is at once strangely familiar yet alien and the macabre ending had me cringing a bit yet also feeling a bit sad for Karl, the Beholder.

I really enjoyed this one despite the fact that I couldn't understand some of the dialogue. It was a bit frustrating at times yet I think it added to the dark feeling of the story. Recommended.

The Beheld is available as a free downloadat Smashwords.
Jan 27, 2011 Jaime rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, war
This story really needs two readings, the first to elicit a dawning awareness amid the growing horror, and the second to see the whole picture and how skilfully the author brought it along. The lack of editing was initially aggravating but the story soon overcame those distractions.
Lil' Grogan
Mar 19, 2011 Lil' Grogan added it
Shelves: damn, shorts, horror
Can't rate this. I am horrified. Mission accomplished? I can't bring myself to "like" or "really like" this. In terms of the writing, I kept feeling it was a wall up in front of me. Then I was thankful for the wall.
Karin Wollina
Jul 17, 2011 Karin Wollina rated it really liked it
That is a disturbing tale, Great writing though
Sep 09, 2011 Karen rated it did not like it
I read this short story and I have to say I really have no idea what it was about. The narrative was in english but the rest was in some other language, no clue what language and I wasn't about to go looking online to translate it. The only reason I actually finished it, thank goodness it was really short, was to see if I could figure out what it was about. I didn't.
Paul Jr.
Aug 03, 2012 Paul Jr. added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: horror, i-wrote
The Beheld is not out of print. Thanks to all who read and commented.
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Born in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, far too many years ago to be honest about, Paul G. Bens, Jr., has spent the majority of his adult life in the entertainment industry. His first foray into Hollywoodland was as a casting assistant on the feature films Trip to Spirit Island and Martians Go Home. He then graduated to Casting Associate and worked for three years on the NBC hit series Night Court a ...more
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