Stolen Seed by Tim Eagle
Urban rot and small towns of shattered dreams are cornerstones in the world. Benson Rhoades, an aging serial killer, has tried to kill the rot, but needs to shake the anonymity of city life and find new challenges. After a kill, Ben stumbles on a faded business card, inspiring him to export his talent to a small town north of the City.
Take a walk on Tim Eagle’s wildest side!
In “Stolen Seed,” Tom Eagle takes us down a dark road towards an unusual type of redemption. Using crisp dialog, and staccato prose, he pushes the reader deep into the psyche of “Ben Benson,” whose existence relies on the thrill of the kill. It’s the burning need of his very existence. And kill he does. Often and graphically. Eagle’s wonderfully edited descriptions of tawdry surrounding and the dregs of society who inhabit them, remind me of certain cringe-worthy scenes in a favorite film, “Sin City.” Unlikeable characters are one of the author’s trademarks, and he crafts them with a sharp pen in this short, well-written, and original story. A few scenes insinuate a supernatural being, but when Eagle unravels Ben’s sordid past, I considered the possibility of insanity instead of a fantasy element,and Ben’s descent into utter darkness, propels us towards a satisfying and relentlessly brutal conclusion. Are monsters born or made? One can never be sure, but Tim Eagle gives us a wild ride into the mind of a life-made monster in this fantastic novella! I enjoy the author’s work, and would love to see more of his style of noir in the deepest shade of black. Don’t pass this one by!
Quick, Fun, & Dirty
I flew through this wild & disturbing imagery-filled ride. If you're looking for fast, fun, dirty & descriptive, then I recommend this book!
Dark, sleazy fun.
What's more terrifying than a neutered serial killer? The thing holding the leash. Jaded serial killer Benson Rhoades leaves the big city for a small town, expecting a new level of excitement to fulfil his insatiable need. Instead of opportunity, Benson finds himself a pawn to something even darker than his own lust for blood.
A bizarre and unusual story. Benson Rhoades is a grumpy old man, cynical, a misanthrope; he's also a serial killer. He hates, he dislikes, his contempt of the human species shows no bounds when his "switch" is on. So he kills and he sodomizes. And then he gets an invitation to Tim's favorite place, the town of Stevats. The story gets even darker, quite unsettling and needs to be read to the end. At times, it asks a lot of the reader, it drags a bit in the middle but the addition of certain elements of fantasy make it interesting. It should be noted: it's more dark fantasy than horror. Yet the level of misery and depravity is quite high. There are no redeeming features. Four stars.