Serial Killers Uncut (Serial Killers #1-3)
First, there was Serial, the collaborative smash-hit that has been downloaded 500,000 times a ...more
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Epic, that word gets thrown around a lot, probably at times, too much. But in this case, it is most accurate. Crouch and Konrath are right now the tip of the spear in this eworld we live in. This download has more gadgets on it then on anything I have seen. Plus the disclaimer at the beginning, I love it. Fortunately with aid of heavy medication and an understanding wife I can sleep at night, the recurring plotline just keeps running through my mind, over and over and over: the carnage, the hate ...more
it really romps through some horror that made me sit back and swallow hard in some places...
not much is left to the imagination with these guys at the helm...
loved all the links to the times/books chronology etc...
of course now I have to read all the bits in between.
I am not a prude, I do not mind gore or depravity(in the right context), and I'm usually up for anything. So perhaps this review has more to say about myself than the book. With so many books out there that I need to make time to read, as a general rule, if I find me forcing myself to conti
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OVERVIEW/ANALYSIS: Serial Killers Uncut is a collaboration between authors Blake Crouch & Jack Kilborn, which originally started as an experiment labeled Serial. The novella was given out for free HERE and turned out to be something of a success story as it was downloaded more than half a million times. Blake Crouch & Jack Kilborn then decided to flesh out the characters in Serial, which resulted in Serial Uncut, a book that was embraced by fans a ...more
I am a fan of Jack Kilborn (J.A. Konrath) but it was my first pleasant introduction to Blake Crouch.
For those who know me, I am a massive horror fan. The grittier, sicker and gorier; the better!
I like books that can shock me and make me screw my face up in disgust or horror and this book did exactly that.
I don't want to spoil it for those who haven't read this but it was an epic read. One of the best I've read in a long time.
This is DEFINITELY NOT for the easily offended ...more
There are over twenty characters throughout the book who keep running into each other in various stories. Sometimes that got a little confusing, but it helps if y ...more
If you are looking for an interesting plot, or a compelling good guy that's going to save the day, this is not the book for you. There are no good guys. This book is all about serial killers killing and torturing their prey. There's very little exposition about why they kill.
And fo ...more
I just don't have the patience (or all the other books).
I have to stop writing this review only because I'm positive that I will give something away and I don't want to do that.
Nearly all protagonists are simply amoralic, caring only about fulfilling that one desire that pushes them to inflict pain on their fellow man, without any need to explain for pages upon pages *why* they became that way or how their difficult childhood turned them into predators. No excuse needed, they just live their urges to the fullest. This is something that makes the stories much mo ...more
I felt that there was one little thing missing here..... it always seemed way too easy for the killers to go ahead with their "thing"..... I mean that you never got the feeling that the victim would get the upper hand and escape or survive. Well, except for maybe one or two, but still. That's what made it kinda boring after a while, the sense that there would probably never be any climax to this whol ...more