Review: A Taste of Sickness by Nelson Samuels

Book Description:

WARNING: THIS BOOK MAY INDUCE MOMENTS OF VOMITING, AND OUTBURST OF FOUL LANGUAGE DUE TO SHOCK. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED!

Included are the following titles: Beast of Burden, Forgiven, Carny (New Release), Vile (New Release), and Afterbirth (Bonus)

WARNING: THIS TITLE IS UNCUT AND UNCENSORED, CONTAINING EXTREME VIOLENCE, SEX, AND GORE.

FOR EVEN MORE EXTREME HORROR, BE SURE TO READ “THE SICK CHRONICLES”, AVAILABLE NOW EXCLUSIVELY ON AMAZON. TAKE THE CHALLENGE! CAN YOU COMPLETE THE BOOK?

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I bought this book when it first came out – I think it was in February or somewhere around there, but I never got around to reading it. The fact that the description was written in ALL CAPS should have warned me to STAY AWAY, but no, I’m an idiot.

I’m not going to waste your time tearing these stories apart one by one. It’s bad enough that I wasted my time reading them. The last line of this author’s description should read, “TAKE THE CHALLENGE! CAN YOU COMPLETE A BOOK AS POORLY WRITTEN AS THIS ONE?” The only reason I finished it was because it’s a short book and I was laughing all the way through it.

Anyone who reads my reviews or knows me knows that I love extreme horror. Gore, with the exception of eyeball gore, doesn’t bother me. Sex doesn’t make me flinch and I couldn’t care less about bad language. What bothers me is when an author throws this stuff in on nearly every page for NO APPARENT REASON. My caps lock appears to be stuck. Oops.

This book likely went through little to no editing. There are tons of misspelled words, and in one story, a line repeats itself. My six-year-old could write better stories and in fact, I think he has. The “horror” in this book felt fake and forced, the dialogue, unrealistic. The stories jumped around, lacking a segue between paragraphs and for that matter, individual thoughts.

This book is just a mess. My advice to this author is either get this book cleaned up and re-release it, or stick with your day job. You have no business calling yourself an author when you’re publishing rubbish like this.

Remember, boys and girls, just because you CAN self-publish, doesn’t always mean you SHOULD.

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