She Was Asking for It (Tales to Make You Vomit Book 1) by J. Manfred Weichsel
I loved the idea of the Librarian. I am hoping the next book continues on with this character. The story was definitely hard to stomach at times and was great fun to read. Looking forward to the next story. Great job!
Tales To Make You Vomit: She Had it Coming is a satirical throwback to “Tales From The Crypt”, complete with The Librarian, a ghoulish, ancient woman that reminds me of Crypt Keeper. She Had It Coming is a multilayered story, showing off not just tradition extreme horror elements, but also the very real, every day horror of gaslighting. Weischel did such a fantastic job at creating a gaslighting dialogue that felt real enough where I started to feel the effects of it myself. Throughout the story the use of gaslighting freaked me out more than the story itself, and it got to the point where I no longer knew which character to believe until it was too late. In contrast, She Had it Coming is filled from cover to cover with extremely sadistic sex acts, accidental bodily functions, and fury filled killings that will satisfy any extreme horror reader’s palate. There is a certain scene that made my stomach churn when reading, and I think you’ll know exactly which part it is when you get to it. I don’t think I have the stomach for sandwiches any time soon because of it. With each of Weischel’s books that I read I fall more in love with his work and really appreciate the amount of intelligence it takes to create stories that seem simple and comedic at first glance, but truly have depth and wit. If you have never given his work a read, I implore you to change that immediately.