Scats, Splats, and Stupid Twats by Jonathan Butcher
An icky assortment of rare and unreleased drabbles and shorts – plus the story that inspired the extreme horror novel, CHOCOLATEMAN.
This mini-collection shows the range of Butcher’s work, from eerie to amusing to unpalatable. There’s even one story that he thought too mean-spirited to ever see the light of day – but here it is, exclusively on Godless.
Jonathan Butcher has assembled quite the vile and visceral collection of stories in Scats, Splats, and Stupid Twats. It's a quick read, but one that manages to leave one hell of an impact on the reader. The anchor of this collection, The Chocolateman, definitely has me anticipating the release of the novel inspired by this short. A disorienting and frankly revolting chance encounter in a public restroom sets the stage for a particularly filthy sort of horror befalling a man who despises any manner of filth. The stories Slop and Pretty Cunt showcase a certain graphic and visceral reaction to infidelity that will satisfy anyone who has been on the receiving end of that sort of treatment. Taking everything too far, Butcher provides a catharsis, penning fantasies that bring to light some of the darker thoughts people have experienced in times of pain and vulnerability. The other four stories run the gamut of topics. We experience the undying love between a mother and child, the harsh consequence of senility afflicting a wizard, a Halloween ritual of monstrous proportions, and a broken home struggling to stitch itself together. Butcher also includes a poem replete with fantastic descriptive elements and visually stunning imagery. This is a fantastic collection of shorts that will absolutely demand the attention of any reader brave enough to dive in.
Both this collection for The Chocolateman. It was awe inspiring. Poetry divine. Beauty in its finest. Can't wait for the full length.
Holy crapola. I bought this for The Chocolateman short. I was not disappointed. Awe inspiring. A beautiful piece of art. Poetry divine. Buy it. Read it. Can't wait for the full length.
This was more than I expected. So descriptive.... I can't even. All the shorts are great. Can't wait to read more from Jonathan Butcher!
This collection of short stories is great! Starting off with the original Chocolate Man story! Definitely worth the price of admission alone. This is followed by more shorts, drabbles and poems. Each one great in its own right. I particularly enjoyed Pretty Cunt. Definitely a must buy and highly recommended!!!