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Art comes in many Forms. The human body is a canvas, and as an undertaker, Harold considers himself an artist. His expertise is bringing the appearance of life back to the dead for their wakes. But when his ex-lovers start arriving in body bags, Harold believes he’s receiving a message to create a new masterpiece.

Rutger and Kandi also make their art with flesh. The duo
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Paperback, 1st, 240 pages
Published December 13th 2016 by Blood Bound Books
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Science (Fiction) Nerd Mario
Mar 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: extreme-horror
This is probably the best extreme horror novel I have read so far and I read a few dozen of those.

I do strongly believe that talking about anything prevents topics from beeing underrepresented or suppressed, which causes much more damage and madness than an open conversation. Like this old saying that cultures that dont talk about sh** and dirt tend to treat humans like that. I would not go so far as to say that bare-knuckle literature like that makes the world a better place, but it certainly
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Mort
Oct 17, 2019 rated it liked it
Maybe 3.5 STARS...

I have a theory - please bear with me:
The ghost of Marquis De Sade possessed Mr. Triana while he was reading Frankenstein, inspiring him to write his own version.

I'm going back and forth with my opinion on this one - there was SO much weird (and sometimes just plain gross) sex in the story...but if a large part of the story consists of shooting illegal porn, you can't really judge it too harshly.

So, here is the thing:
This story is extreme and will offend most people because of
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Bill
Apr 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I thought I had a basic idea of what I was getting into with this one just by looking at the cover. What I didn’t know was the extreme level of pure unadulterated depravity and over-the-top sickness I was in store for. I think I almost barfed on several occasions.

Alrighty, people. Let’s make a movie…

All we need is an artistic mortician, an aging master of the cock, a young couple on a lovers getaway and the Shakespeare of smut to film it all.

Ready, Set, Action!

Genital shrubberies, fabulous
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The Grim Reader
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
First of all, I must tip my hat to the gang at Blood Bound Books for the fantastic presentation of this novel. The cover is classic VHS, 80s style and I love it. It captures the feel of the book perfectly.

Kristopher Triana’s ‘Body Art’ is an absolute smutfest! Porn superstar Kandi Hart is still plying her trade in the industry, although she doesn’t get as much cash as she used to, largely due to her age. When a call from one of her directors offers her the chance to earn some big money and be
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Nicole
My first thought when reading the title was, "Tattoos and body mods, oh my!" Although there isn't a piercing to be found, this is one deliciously demented and sexy read. (It gave me nightmares and let me say, that is nothing to sneeze at. It takes a lot to make me cringe, let alone disturb me enough to cross into my sleeping brain.) But even more than that, its a damn good, well written story. Try not rooting for the tough as nails Kandi. And even feeling sympathy for the not quite socially ...more
Patricia Ward
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great

Loved it. Sex, horror, torture, necrophilia with lots of adults themes. Great characters, makes you feel like a fly on the wall. Could not put down. Very exciting. Oh and lots of horror.
Elisa
Nov 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
I chose to read this book and all opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased. Thank you, Blood Bound Books!
Not for the faint of heart. It is called an "extreme horror novel" and they mean it. If blood, guts, gore and sexual perversions are not your thing, please stay away. I am starting to believe that I am a psychopath seeing that I enjoyed it. It's like an even more twisted version of the Hellraiser series (which I love). Harold is an undertaker who considers his job restoring
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Paula
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A deviant yet compelling read, I couldn't put it down! See my full review here... https://horrornovelreviews.com/2017/0...
Scott
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is truly extreme horror. Two separate plot threads (an unsavory mortuary worker and an underground porn shoot) collide in to an orgy of depravity soaked in sundry bodily fluids.

If you are looking for grue, you can't do better than Body Art. The difference for me is the skill of Mr. Triana both in constructing a compelling plot and populating it with real characters. We may care about them, we may hate them, but there aren't any aren't interested in.

Outside of the masters like Wrath James
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Matt's Books
Oct 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Pflichtlektüre für Extreme Horror Fans!

Bei Kandi handelt es sich um einen in die Jahre gekommen Star am Pornohimmel. Als junge Schönheit hat sie ganz oben mitgemischt und gehörte einst zu den begehrtesten Pornostars der USA. Nun, etliche Jahre später ist sie immer noch im Business tätig, allerdings erlebt sie nicht mehr den gleichen Ruhm wie einst. Um wieder vorne mitzumischen geht sie auf ein Angebot ihres alten Freundes Rutger ein.
Der Regisseur Rutger drehte früher mit Kandi Pornos, welche
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Nicole Amburgey
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Like the inscription says, "... Now grab some lube and a barf bag, It's time to film!" You may want to go ahead and lay down some plastic sheeting and don a poncho as well.

Mr. Triana has successfully written one of the most depraved novels that I have read to date. I mean this in the most complimentary way, of course! I am proud to say that it takes a lot to get under my skin and there were a few scenes in this book that got there.

Kandi Hart is an aging porn star who doesn't want to disappear
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Amet
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Having debuted with Growing Dark, a horror short story collection, Kristopher Triana continued with bleak and harshly realistic “The Ruin Season”, a novel you probably would never expect from a horror author.

With his second novel he goes bak to his roots and delivers a very different beast: a super hardcore, dirty, hard-hitting, over-the-top violent and downright crazy little book that you horror fiends shouldn’t miss on on no account.
The novel tells three stories, separate to some point (first
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Autumn
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Easy read, pretty F'ed up but keeps you reading. Did not end the way I thought it would which is good, so its unpredictable!
Melanie Adkins
Sep 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
What does a soon-to-be college student, his wild child girlfriend and a porn star have in common? Much more than you might imagine. Toby had just graduated from high school and was looking forward to a vacation. He and his girlfriend rented a secluded cabin. It's while they are exploring the area that their vacation takes a sharp left turn. Toby and Jessica may never be the same after this.

This book takes horror and X-rated ideas to the highest level. Well written and deeply disturbing, this
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Tony Gragg
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not for everyone

There are books that incorporate sex, and gore in their narratives, but nothing like this. This was well written, reminding me of an Edward Lee story, until the end that is. The end of this book is nothing but an abomination, and i loved it.
With every sort of pornography so readily available now, i wonder how many people get so jaded that they want the next thing, whatever that is. This story is an example of underground porn going wickedly wrong. Don't read if you have a weak
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Brad Tierney
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok, I’ve finished the read.

I cannot do justice to this book with an attempt at a review, because I usually don’t know what the fuck I’m talking about anyway.

I could use the usual words, like morbid, depraved, extreme, but why? You aren’t going to read this book on accident.

I’ll try to sum up the trip that Mr. Triana takes you on with one word. Transcendent.

I hesitated before giving this 5 stars, but only because it probably red-flags the FBI.

5/5 Skulls
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Amanda Kent
Jul 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Brett Dchonis
Apr 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Insanity

Oh wow that was a good brutal book with tons of gore , sex and some drugs that was in my opinion is in my top 2 best reads in a very long time
Büchergnom DaRo
1988 hat Thomas Harris mit seinem Roman „Das Schweigen der Lämmer“ einen Bestseller geschrieben.
1991 wurde unter der Regie von Jonathan Demme das Buch verfilmt.
2016 ruft Kristopher Triana die Erinnerungen an diese Welterfolge wieder auf – und pervertiert sie zu einem Massaker, wie man es bisher nur selten erlebt hat!
2017 lässt Festa nun diese Unaussprechlichkeit auch in deutscher Sprache auf die Menschheit los!


Harold ist Leichenkosmetiker – aus Leidenschaft. Für ihn ist es nicht nur ein Beruf,
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Büchergnom DaRo
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
In 1988 Thomas Harris wrote a bestseller with his novel „The Silence of the Lambs“.
In 1991 the book was filmed under the direction of Jonathan Demme.
In 2016 Kristoph Triana recalls the memories of this global hits – and perverts them to a massacre as has so far rarely been experienced!

Harold is a mortician (finally a „body cosmetician“) – with passion. For him it’s not just a job, but a true passion to give the dead their faces back. By the way, he is able to indulge his other „passion“…
When
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Sargeatm
Sep 25, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hardcore, horror
Der Schreibstil von Kristopher Triana bzw. die Übersetzung dessen hat mir gut gefallen. Vor allem die erste Hälfte fand ich stark, wo der übernatürliche Teil noch eine untergeordnete Rolle spielt. Dort geht es mehr um die perversesten Pornos, die man sich so vorstellen kann. Verstümmelung bis hin zu Snuff. Zugleich gibt es die Handlungsschiene um den perversen Harold, der seine ehemaligen Freundinnen (waren sie das vielleicht nur in seiner kranken Fantasie?) nach ihrem Tod stückweise zu einem ...more
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Kristopher Triana is the author of Full Brutal, Shepherd of the Black Sheep, Body Art, The Ruin Season, Toxic Love and more.

His fiction has appeared in countless magazines and anthologies and has been translated into multiple languages, drawing praise from Publisher's Weekly, Cemetery Dance, Rue Morgue, Scream, The Ginger Nuts of Horror and others.

Full Brutal won the Splatterpunk Award for Best
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“Lick it up!” Jessica pushed his face deeper into the oozing hole and elbow-dropped the corpse a second time. Billy vomited, but she held him there, letting him choke on the bile.” 0 likes
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