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Tales of The Bastard Drunk Read & Download ¹ 100 D.M. Woon Ê 0 Free read Ike Vannigan’s Grudge Mr Creeper and Clean Up On Aisle Gore They pray for the dawn to come so they can leave – but will Kramusville let them goWarning this novella contains violence gore and extreme sexual content. I started reading this book again after taking a break and I couldn t put it down Ended up reading half of it in one sitting to finishSuch a brilliant and unpredictable ending which will fuel my nightmares for months Fantastically well written thriller with a bone chilling storylineSeuel please

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Tales of The Bastard Drunk Read & Download ¹ 100 D.M. Woon Ê 0 Free read Two travellers One haunted town A secluded pub A bastard drunk“Buy The Bastard a brandy an’ he might jus’ tell you a tale ’bout this town”Kramusville is a town with a long and bloody history When Paul and Fi. this is good solid splattery horror that also playfully takes a meta step back from itself to poke fun at the conventions of the horror genre and at its own content it s a collection of linked stories but there s an overarching narrative holding them together so they aren t really standalones it takes place in the british town of kramusville on a yes on a dark and stormy night fitz and paul are on their way to an important conference when their car breaks down they cross a spooky and decrepit old bridge complete with unsettling noises and possible apparitions doing the classic was that nahh couldn t be brush off that is reuired of all participants in horror stories and find themselves in a ghost town that nonetheless is where they are meant to catch their train cellphone reception being spotty and no train available until morning they are forced to wait out the storm and pass the time at the finger inn where they can drink some beers and relax but there will be no rest in kramusville only unspeakable horror and unease muahahahaaaaaaaaaat least there s beerthe pub is deserted except for the creepiest bartender ever and a man sitting in the shadows known as the bastard drunk and for the price of a drink the bastard drunk will share the stories of kramusville all the urban legends and haunting deaths that have plagued the town for yearswhich deal our two friends accept gladly as waiting room entertainmentand the stories roll offa the bastard drunk each horrific than the last but fitz and paul are a tough crowd and fitz isn t buying what the bastard s selling Fitz took a sip of his drink held it in his mouth for a moment then swallowed with a frown Are the lights going to fail in every tale you tell us The Bastard eyed him curiously The fuck is that supposed to mean The lights on the train flickered the lights in the corridor flickered we re not stupid Bastard We re very aware of the suspense you re trying to create but there must be a different clich device up your sleeve which is a nice little giggle fitz continues to challenge the bastard s storytelling abilities Are you callin me a liar I m just uestioning your abilities as a storyteller that s all You re trying to sell us these tales as fact and yet you re expecting us to believe the impossible Now I m willing to suspend disbelief when it comes to dialogue there s no way of you knowing what conversations took place behind closed doors I m even ready to accept character backstories maybe you know for sure about Polly s childhood trauma maybe you don t but adding depth to your protagonist is never a bad thingBut you re too explicit too definitethe not knowing for sure the supernatural becoming an almost rational explanation for the unknown that s where the fear lies Bastardi appreciate this device the taking the reader out of the story to address the very nature of storytelling and asking the kinds of uestions a rational person asks when confronted with horror stories because for the most part the bastard s tales are very traditional slumber party stories the woman traveling alone late at night the revenge from beyond the grave the brainwashed children it s all very conventional and fitz continues to shoot them down and voice his disbelief and point to the weaknesses in the bastard s storytelling abilities who in turn continues to defend them and it becomes an almost lighthearted respite alternating with all the gore but it s not lighthearted for long as the stories and the arguments continue the two worlds collide and the horror elements bleed into the the finger inn narrative as the bastard drunk reveals that he knows o so many details of fitz and paul s lives and that their story will one day be just like any other in his mind a chilling tale used to terrify and delight some other hapless visitor to kramusvilleit s a fun experiment in horror writing i enjoyed the referential winks and the overall structure nothing beats the story within a story setup in my opinion the individual stories are also good although as fitz points out there are a lot of clich s in them what he can t point out is that the travelers who meet a spooky character on a spooky night and find themselves imperiled is itself a clich but the reader doesn t need that spelled out for themdo not mess with the bastard drunk is my advicecome to my blog

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Tales of The Bastard Drunk Read & Download ¹ 100 D.M. Woon Ê 0 Free read Tz arrive on foot desperate for shelter they only find one place that appears to be open – The Finger Inn There’s a train in the morning but during the long night they hear the Tales of The Bastard Drunk stories l. Tales of the Bastard Drunk by DM Woon is an intricately and interestingly structured horror story that defies any easy classification It is and isn t a novel or novella just as it is and isn t an anthology or collection It s an amalgamation of all of those forms of literature there s even some poetic verse hiding in it and it makes for great reading The pacing does have peaks and valleys with some great stories and some rather forgettable ones but the book is so full of great ideas that they than make up for any lulls in the plotThe general structure of the book is something rarely seen in modern literature Four people come together at a deserted tavern and due to coincidence have about eight hours to spend together The booming voice in the dark of the bar is it s resident mascot and best customer the titular Bastard Drunk At the recommendation of the barkeep Riley the two men passing through or trying to pass through that they can stay the night if they drink He also tells the travellers Fitz and Paul that if they buy the Bastard Drunk a glass of rum that he ll probably entertain them with stories of the townThe first act is a bit on the slow side The characters who will become three dimensional and well realized later in the book begin with very little personality and the Bastard Drunk s first stories of the town are fun but light on content The plotting is very sharp and overcomes some of these weaker stories by keeping scenes and stories short and continually moving no the the next one As the stories move along however the pacing picks up and creates some real suspense Well before the midway point all four main characters are coming to life off of the page and the book s real theme has taken control of the storyThis is a book that is about storytelling and storytellers It examines why we tell stories and why we want to hear them It asks what a story is to begin with The main storyteller in the book is the Bastard Drunk and it s through his narrative that many great ideas are examined Does he have any responsibility to his audience to tell them stories they will like Does he need to tell the listeners what they want to hear and should he have to explain certain elements of his tales And what is the role of the listener What does he own the storytellerThe great thing about Tales of the Bastard Drunk is that all of these important literary scholarly ideas are presented and that they come up in the natural flow of the narrative At no point does any philosophising seem unnatural to the characters and the story it s what the story is all about This isn t a book to be read for the individual stories here or there when a reader has time for a horror short This is a cover to cover read that can be enjoyed as a classically structured horror yarn or as an insightful work about the nature of storytelling I recommend reading it as both

  • Paperback
  • 122
  • Tales of The Bastard Drunk
  • D.M. Woon
  • English
  • 02 August 2019
  • 9780996420914