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The Goat: Building the Perfect Victim

4.09  ·  Rating details ·  11 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Frank was a high school bully but he always paid special attention to Glenn. Now, with his wife gone on yet another separation, Frank is trying to deal with a mid-life crisis that has been brewing for quite awhile. Glenn becomes Frank's new hobby... and eventually Frank is going to have to ask himself... which one of them is actually the victim in his new violent lifestyle ...more
Paperback, 154 pages
Published October 1st 2016 by RED FERRET PRESS (first published September 29th 2016)
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Dwale Dwale
Aug 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a dark urban fantasy story in addition to being erotica with a heavy BDSM element, but these descriptors are not adequate to conjure the substance of this work in the mind of one who has yet to read it.

This book is twisted. It's weird and one of the darkest things I've ever read. I quite liked it.

Our protagonist and first-person narrator Frank recounts his relationship with Glenn, a thin, quiet boy he had bullied in high school. From there, the story takes a turn that few will expect.

Aug 20, 2016 rated it liked it
***The author of The Goat: Building A Perfect Victim provided me a copy in exchange for an honest review. The content and opinions are my own***


When I first picked up this book to begin reading, I was sort of thrown for a loop. The genre indicates that it is LGBT Horror Erotica. I have read a bit of Erotica in the past but, it usually isn't the first choice I reach for. I was excited to see there was a horror story attached so, I
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Goat: Building The Perfect Victim by Bill Kieffer was something I picked up because it appeared on the Hermetic Library ad spaces through Project Wonderful, and had a pretty compelling illustration with interestingly bizarre description. Turns out it really was quite interestingly bizarre. The erotica part wasn't exactly my cup of tea, but it was a good story of strangeness in a world of magic, where the magic part is a part of the story but is more ambient than a character. The erotica ...more
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Built on a crumbling infrastructure of technology and magic, society makes a blessing of the many cursed with species dysphoria... animal souls trapped with human shells. They mold them into mages rather than monsters. Glenn is certain there's a goat inside of him but the Elder Council doesn't agree.

In a shitty marriage that plays like a broken record of abandonment and reconciliation, Frank lives in broken world. He gets by, ignoring the darkness and denying his deepest fantasies. The violenc
Nov 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow, just wow. Twisted would be a great way to describe this, but in a good way. Glenn was a great character for the reader to follow in this crazy world that the author has crafted, and he does a really great job of making it real, delivering some awesome and brutal moments, and even a love story. The prose style was simple and light, really easy to follow and fun to read, and I found myself captivated by the descriptions and moments within the story as it all came to life.

I think by far my fa
Stephen Coghlan
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
While not normally a fan of revenge fiction, I picked up an electronic copy of this story out of curiosity. Firstly, a warning, this is not a book to read to your kids in order to lull them to sleep. This is a charged, sexualized vision that feels like a cross between an erotic fantasy and a therapeutic release.

The adventure, if you will, takes place in a world not unlike our own. While the level of technology is exactly that of the modern day, there is something else hiding in the background, m
B.A. Brock
Dec 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Let me just say this first: Frank, our protagonist, is a bad bad person. There may be good aspects to him, but at the core he’s a terrible person. Without giving anything away, this is not a happy book, but it is powerful and oddly (sometimes repulsively) compelling.

Second, I didn’t label this a gay story as Goodreads did. Our main character doesn’t identify as queer (even though he clearly has some closet issues) so I can’t call this a queer book. It’s really that simple. Yes, he has sexual rel
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Bill Kieffer was born in Jersey City, NJ.

He never fully recovered.

A brain injury at an early age left him with some mild issues and just enough aphasia to be amusing at parties. He tries to be very open about these. He doesn't drink, having the bare minimum of inhibitions to begin with. He also tends to describe himself in negatives.

He's happily married to a woman who encouraged him to discover an

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