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message 1: by Adam (new)

Adam Wilson | 236 comments All right. I need to know what others think of this guy. I read Succulent Prey a few weeks ago and I loved it, but I also feel like I'm commiting a serious crime just by saying that or by reading it. I just started The Resurrectionist and this one seems to be just as good and demented. The kid killing the kitten over and over is just aweful. But anyway, has anyone else read this guy?


message 2: by Scott (new)

Scott Baker | 148 comments So far I've only read THE RESURRECTIONIST, but that book was bloody awesome (pun intended).


message 3: by Lori (new)

Lori | 1318 comments Yes! And as a matter of fact, I'm dying to get my hands on a copy of his novel, Poisoning Eros.

I have read The Resurrectionist & Succulent Prey.


message 4: by Adam (new)

Adam Wilson | 236 comments I'm probably going to finish The Resurrectionist today. I can't put it down. Never read anything like Wrath James White's work before. Edward Lee might be the closest author to him but I like White's stories better.


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Rob Twinem (runner56) | 197 comments Wrath James White not to my liking...just don't see the point. I read recently The Killing Kind by Bryan Smith and I thought it was truly awful...I tend to wonder at the kind of demented individual who would want to read such trash!!


message 6: by Adam (new)

Adam Wilson | 236 comments Well, I've wondered that about myself for enjoying books like that. Haven't ead that one by Bryan Smith though but White's work is a bit over the top. I'd worry more about people like him, who think stuff like that up, instead of the people who read it. I guess we are all crazy to a certain degree.


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Rob Twinem (runner56) | 197 comments I just cannot set the pleasure in reading a book that is nothing but sex and violence. I am no prude but a book should have some form of meaning, some literary content and something that we can take away with us..I don't even class it as entertainment..but as this is a mature discussion forum perhaps someone could enlighten me?


message 8: by Adam (new)

Adam Wilson | 236 comments Well, I don't think I can enlighten you on this. I guess different people view intertainment differently. I do agree with you, but I actually enjoy books like White's. I don't view them as masterpieces or anything though. I just like how unpredictable they are. I enjoy reading normal books too, but occationally something completely crazy is fun.


message 9: by Lori (new)

Lori | 1318 comments I guess I'm just more depraved than I originally thought. lol!
I love stuff like White's and anything like it. The nastier/harder/grosser the better.


message 10: by Sparkle (new)

Sparkle (sparkle00) | 15 comments I read Succulent Prey about a month ago. I thought I was pretty tough and things didn't bother me, but I must admit that book made me sick to my stomach.
But nothing is ever not worth reading so being sick to my stomach was also an experience.


message 11: by Lori (new)

Lori | 1318 comments Oh yeah & I'll be the first to admit that there were parts in both Succulent Prey & The Resurrectionist that literally made me cringe and had to put the book down. But the fact that I finally found a book that makes me cringe makes me happy. =)


message 12: by Adam (new)

Adam Wilson | 236 comments Lori, I agree with you completely. Before White's work, I only found a few books that made me cringe. Te Summer I died by Ryan C. Thomas. The Girl Next Door by Jack Ketchum. But both Succulent Prey and the Resurrectionist really got to me in the best possible way. I read The Resurrectionist today (just today) and absolutely loved it. Some of the ways Dale killed people were insane.


message 13: by Lori (new)

Lori | 1318 comments OMG YES! Especially one of the parts at the end. Intense!

Are you planning on getting more of his books?


message 14: by Adam (new)

Adam Wilson | 236 comments Definitely. I think he has a new one out called Population Zero that I want to read.


message 15: by Rob (new)

Rob Twinem (runner56) | 197 comments I stand enlightened :)


message 16: by Suzanne (new)

Suzanne Childs I have read The Resurrectionist and Succulent prey and also Sloppy Seconds is an excellent book by Wrath James White.


message 17: by Jamie (new)

Jamie | 8 comments Thanks to Lori, I have read a couple of his books. I enjoy them because the actual story (sex and gore aside) is good! I think he is very creative and even though I get a little grossed out sometimes, it's just a story. I can see where it might make some people uncomfortable, it's not for everyone.


message 18: by Wrath (new)

Wrath (wrathjameswhite) | 20 comments Well, hello! Is it in poor taste for me to drop in on this thread? Is it okay if I comment just a little? I promise not to take over.

Thanks to everyone for the kind words about my books. I know I tend to appeal to a rather particular taste. As for the books being about "nothing but sex and violence" I would steer you to "The Resurrectionist" which explored the question of why a loving God would give great power to evil people or "Population Zero" which looks at everything from reproductive rights to social welfare to overpopulation and environmental concerns or "Yaccub's Curse" which deals with racism, poverty, and religion. The sex and violence are really just window dressing. It's the ideas behind the sex and the violence that are the motivation for the stories. The socio-political and philosophical musings and messages have to be subtle or else it would be propaganda (which I have been accused of.) But yes, I do enjoy the spray of body fluids and the occasional moan or scream. I like my reading material graphic and vivid. I always find it weird when writers spend a page and a half describing the scenery but then when it comes to the violence or the sex they suddenly clam up.

I don't want to read a book that "leaves it to the reader's imagination". When I buy a book I am buying it for the author's imagination. I want to know how he or she sees it, not to leave it up to me to fill in the blanks. But that's just me. Your mileage may very. It takes all kinds to make a world. Thanks again for reading. Carry on.


message 19: by Amanda (new)

Amanda M. Lyons (amandamlyons) Wrath wrote: "Well, hello! Is it in poor taste for me to drop in on this thread? Is it okay if I comment just a little? I promise not to take over.

Thanks to everyone for the kind words about my books. I know ..."


Hi Wrath :) Actually this group gets lots of visits from authors and we're always glad to hear from you guys! I've been meaning to try out one of your books so reading this post helps.


message 20: by Bobbie (new)

Bobbie I've been all over looking for Poisoning Eros Now I might have to look for the others too. Sex and gore??? I think I found my perfect horror taste!


message 21: by Adam (new)

Adam Wilson | 236 comments I've read The Resurrectionist and Succulent Prey and loved both. I can't find any oters though, at least not in a format that I can use.


message 22: by Krystyna (new)

Krystyna I really enjoyed The Resurrectionist, but couldn't finish Succulent Prey. That was just too graphic for me I guess and I did feel that the plotline was lost a bit in all the over the top cannibalistic descriptions.


message 23: by Jason (new)

Jason (darkfiction) | 3233 comments Feel free to post anywhere, Wrath! As Amanda said, we have a few authors floating around who comment on discussions regarding they're own work.


message 24: by Jason (new)

Jason (darkfiction) | 3233 comments I was wondering if you've found a new publisher, Wrath, or are you still with Leisure? Does Leisure even exist still?


message 25: by Bryan (new)

Bryan Galstere (ThenewAmericanPsycho) | 219 comments i own both succulent prey and the resurrectionist, i've read SP, and plan on reading TR. This used book store down the street from my house has tons of brand new mass market paperbacks, and I mean tons of horror, probably about 5 copies each of SP and TR, so if anyone is having trouble finding them, they are like 5$, and I could get whoever a copy and mail it to you, other than that, I really like wjw and think he's a terrific horror author.


message 26: by Bryan (new)

Bryan Galstere (ThenewAmericanPsycho) | 219 comments hey wrath, you're awesome! Do you still train mma? I train at Tai-Kai in liverpool,NY.. Anyways, I pre-ordered Poisoning Eros from Sideshow Press online, and they say it will likely ship out around March 7th. Any updates or details would be great and much appreciated, oh and you have a discount code, lol ;)


message 27: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments Trev wrote: "Wrath James White not to my liking...just don't see the point. I read recently The Killing Kind by Bryan Smith and I thought it was truly awful...I tend to wonder at the kind of demented individual..."

The only Bryan Smith book I've liked is Freakshow. That's great.


message 28: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments Trev wrote: "I just cannot set the pleasure in reading a book that is nothing but sex and violence. I am no prude but a book should have some form of meaning, some literary content and something that we can tak..."

*clears throat* I think you really should read Survivor and The Summer I Died. :) You'll take away something, oh yes you will.


message 29: by Bobbie (new)

Bobbie Bryan wrote: "i own both succulent prey and the resurrectionist, i've read SP, and plan on reading TR. This used book store down the street from my house has tons of brand new mass market paperbacks, and I mean ..."

Bryan
Next time your there can you look and see if they have Poisoning Eros? I'd take you up on that offer. I have The Resurrectionist & Succulent Prey and didn't even know it LOL


message 30: by Wrath (new)

Wrath (wrathjameswhite) | 20 comments Jason wrote: "I was wondering if you've found a new publisher, Wrath, or are you still with Leisure? Does Leisure even exist still?"

Nope. Not with Leisure any longer. I'm spread out among various small presses at the moment though I am shopping another mass-market novel as we speak.


message 31: by Wrath (new)

Wrath (wrathjameswhite) | 20 comments Bryan wrote: "hey wrath, you're awesome! Do you still train mma? I train at Tai-Kai in liverpool,NY.. Anyways, I pre-ordered Poisoning Eros from Sideshow Press online, and they say it will likely ship out around..."

I train other fighters to do the heavy lifting now. I retired three years ago. Got too old and too slow to get in the cage. I hope you enjoy PE.


message 32: by Lori (new)

Lori | 1318 comments I can't wait to get my copy of PE. I loved The Resurrectionist and Succulent Prey. I'm a fan for life. <3 =)


message 33: by 11811 (Eleven) (new)

11811 (Eleven) (11811) | 1561 comments Tressa wrote: "The only Bryan Smith book I've liked is Freakshow. That's great. "

I haven't read Freakshow yet. I'll have to check it out. Have you read Depraved? I thought that book was insane and its an all time favorite.

As for Wrath, I thought Prey was excellent and I just ordered The Resurrectionist... should be here any day.


message 34: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments Yes, I read Depraved and rated it three stars. It was OK, not as good as Freakshow.


message 35: by Lori (new)

Lori | 1318 comments I loved Freakshow! I have yet to read anything else by Bryan Smith though.


message 36: by Bandit (new)

Bandit (lecturatoro) | 8224 comments I read House of Blood years ago and I don't remember liking it, but Freakshow was lots of fun and Depraved's pretty high on my TBR list.


message 37: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments Is this a Bryan Smith thread?


message 38: by Bandit (new)

Bandit (lecturatoro) | 8224 comments backing away slowly, slowly...going to look for Bryan Smith thread :)


message 39: by Tressa (new)

Tressa  (moanalisa) | 19935 comments :-D


message 40: by Justin (new)

Justin (justineaton) | 1099 comments I felt this thread needed to be bumped back up to the top, I just bought succulent prey but I am going to wait to read it in hopes of getting it elected for a group read, would anyone vote on that or any other wrath book if I suggested it next month?


message 41: by Cynthia (last edited Jun 29, 2012 02:16PM) (new)

Cynthia (cynthiaeaton) | 59 comments I read the first 4 or 5 chapters of Succulent Prey and had to put it down. I do plan to pick it back up and finish as soon as I get the guts!


message 42: by Armand (new)

Armand Rosamilia (armandrosamilia) It's a great book but pretty graphic.

Armand


message 43: by Chris (new)

Chris (flahorrorwriter) | 2867 comments Pretty disturbing novel, visceral and gory but well-written...I think I have a review of it here...


message 44: by Nick (new)

Nick (nick1050) | 44 comments Justin wrote: "I felt this thread needed to be bumped back up to the top, I just bought succulent prey but I am going to wait to read it in hopes of getting it elected for a group read, would anyone vote on that ..."

I'd like to read some of his work, his take on horror sounds interesting so I'd vote for it....


message 45: by G.R. (new)

G.R. Yeates (gryeates) | 69 comments Just to add a couple more recommendations to this thread. I thought Like Porno for Psychos and Teratologist were superb. Porno has one of my favourite horror short stories in Like Peyote for Pimps and Teratologist is a collaboration with Edward Lee that is as elegantly written in many places as it is gross and disturbing. I'm kind of glad I was reading them on my Kindle at work ;-)


message 46: by Justin (new)

Justin (justineaton) | 1099 comments Nick wrote: "Justin wrote: "I felt this thread needed to be bumped back up to the top, I just bought succulent prey but I am going to wait to read it in hopes of getting it elected for a group read, would anyon..."

Ok the poll is up, and succulent prey is on there. There are a couple other good choices on there to.


message 47: by Justin (new)

Justin (justineaton) | 1099 comments I started pure hate last night, I'm not far enough in to comment on it yet though.


message 48: by 11811 (Eleven) (new)

11811 (Eleven) (11811) | 1561 comments succulent prey was the most disgusting book I ever granted five stars. Good stuff.


message 49: by Justin (new)

Justin (justineaton) | 1099 comments I have been holding it for about a month now just hoping it would get sellected for the group read. I did read like porno for psychos in that time and then started pure hate, otherwise I probably wouldn't of been able to hold out until the voting started to read this one. I hope it wins.


message 50: by Justin (new)

Justin (justineaton) | 1099 comments Well it didn't win but if anyone wants to read it with me check the buddy read thread. Right now it is just me and tressa but I know there where more votes for it so I am posting here about it hoping those people see that we are reading it next month.


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