Dolls’ House Diabolic by Peter Caffrey
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Dave loved Susan. He really loved Susan. Nothing made him happier than when she agreed to marry him. As he set off to Bangkok on his stag party, he promised her one thing: he’d avoid the go-go bars. However, when the other stags insisted on visiting a pussy show, Dave ended up being dragged to the Dolls’ House.
Dolls’ House Diabolic is the story of one man’s battle with his biggest demons: his own guilt and shame. Will Dave and Susan live happily ever after, or will one random act of fate forever condemn their future?
Slimy Fun to be Had
Dave is your stereotypical man in love, devoted to his Susan and looking forward to married life. But that gets put to the test when his mates and him take their stag do to Bangkok. As you would expect they decide to take in the sights, sounds and oh, yeah a pussy show. Because who doesn't want to see a woman push ping pong balls out of her cooch? Peter as always keeps your attention, one because it's hard not to feel for Dave. Two he leaves you wondering what the hell happened at the Dollhouse?! Which is not only clever but also leaves it to the reader's imagination to think up all the possible outcomes. So when shit does hit the fan, or rather the toilet bowl. You are sitting there both confused and shocked mostly by Susan's reaction to the whole thing. I won't give away too much but I love that this short, gross and unnerving tale had me on edge the entire time. Well, that and I can very much relate to his symptoms being someone with IBS. It was a hell of a story, I love the creative approach he took with this story. It also makes you wonder how human emotions such as guilt and shame play havoc with the human psyche. But more so I still wanna know what the hell was in the Dollhouse?! That cliffhanger will haunt me for the rest of my days.
It's Peter Caffrey. The name sells the story.
Who else could take a story from such a common, but painful, anecdotal beginning, and turn it into such a whale of a tale? No one, that's who! I'm glad you pushed through, buddy! The world needs you.
A sphincter stretching nugget of goodness
A trip to a Thai brothel culminates in Dave shitting out an ostrich egg sized demonic turd his wife falls in love with. Highly original and of course utterly bizarre, ‘Dolls House Diabolic’ is another bizarro/spatter masterpiece from one of the most original voices in the genre.
I Left My Heart In San Francisco (And Almost Lost My Left Testicle in Nana Plaza)
It occurs to me that there isn't nearly enough horror centring around the subject of the toilet bowl (only a handful spring to mind, such as the gawd-awful Dreamcatcher by Stephen King, or the classic "Eumenides in the Fourth Floor Lavatory" by Orson Scott Card.) And now here's another! A fine romp whose author's note made me nod my head in admiration; Mr Caffrey has the true writer's soul, using even the worst of experiences as grist for the literary mill. Bravo!
Lewd and fucked up!
WTF Peter!?! So, this latest from Mr Caffrey starts off with a bit of romance and a relatively tame stag do - and then the Bangkok pussy shows happen!! Then it gets a bit lewd, outrageous and hilarious, and ends with Dave being painfully constipated! Then it gets weird! Then it gets really weird! Then it gets insane! Then it gets fucked up!! I had no idea where this story was going to go, I mean, I had a few theories, but they were all so, so wrong!! (And nowhere near as brilliant as what does happen!) I love how Peters mind works! Fun, gross, disturbing and totally messed up! An excellent job once again Sir!! A Super Solid 5/5 Constipated Turds