Saturday, January 16, 2010

Goodreads Review: Snuff

Snuff Snuff by Adam Huber

My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I have to give this book a five star rating because the thought process that had to go into creating such a disturbing work of fiction truly is amazing. I've read and written some violent things before, but the things in this book are horrifically detailed and demented. In other words, this definitely pushed some limits with my psyche, and that's not easy to do.

Jack and Mikey make movies for high paying clients, the kind of movies that cost tens of thousands of dollars and don't end with the main star still alive. These custom made snuff films are the product of a twisted mind with an abusive childhood and a sexual deviant, both who become wrapped up in a sort of addiction to murder, rape, and torture. When they make a movie for a client and end up using his daughter in the starring role, the story takes a vengeful and surprising turn.

From the beginning scene, I wondered how far the authors would push this and they didn't disappoint. The images are graphic. I remember when the movie "Hostel" was released and people thought it was graphic, violent, and disturbing. If "Snuff" were made into a movie and done word for word exactly as the book reads with no censorship, it would make "Hostel" look like an episode of "Sesame Street."

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