Nang Tani by Lee Franklin
Celebrating his twenty-first birthday in Thailand with his best mate Paul, Shane finds the perfect tattoo of a local deity, Nang Tani. He must have her at all costs.
When Nang Tani is unleashed, she comes with vengeance. Shane will learn that sins, like tattoos, cannot be washed away; not even with blood.
I read Nang Tani this morning with my coffee. I hadn't intended to read the whole thing in one sitting, as my dog was getting impatient to go for a walk, but I got caught up, and I just couldn't put it down. What a great story!
Nang Tani is a short little read that will completely kick your ass. As soon as I finished reading this, I bought a physical copy, so I could hand it to people and show them something amazing. It's fast-paced, gory as fuck Each step of the way you are introduced to the terribleness of the protagonist which makes every second of the following blood bath all the more lovable. Lee Franklin is one you should definitely fuck with.
Franklin does a good job setting up the main characters as completely unlikable, and the reader is allowed to follow along with glee as they get what's coming to them. This is a solid read that shares an interesting legend from Thailand in a gruesome and entertaining way.