The Tale of the Torso and other stories that should not be


3 thoughts on “The Tale of the Torso and other stories that should not be told

  1. Nick Nick says:

    I received a copy of this book through a GoodReads First Reads giveawaySo what we have here is a short story collection of odd tales Overall they can somewhat be classified as horror but not strictly that genre The stories deal with all different types of human emotion such as dealing with the urge to cheat on a significant other and lasting love in a relationship wrapped in strange and sometimes violent storiesThe title story of the collection The Tale of The Torso was excellent I think it achieved that perfect balance of grotesue imagery and solid story telling It deals with a virgin who is dealing with never having had sex He discovers a box with a living female torso in it at a carnival He instantly becomes attracted to the torso After murdering the carnie overwatching the torso he steals it We then follow his descent into madness and obsession with the torso Again the story really was excellent The problem I had with the entirety of the collection was that none of the stories live up to that first one The book starts with such a bang but doesn't hit that high of a mark again That isn't to say the rest of the stories aren't good they just don't pack the same punch as the first one Vick is an excellent writer though Every story in the collection is extremely well writtenI do reccomend this book mainly for the title story It is worth getting alone for that story


  2. Joshua Joshua says:

    I received this book from a Goodreads First Reads giveaway in exchange for an honest reviewThis book was not my cup of tea The stories contained in this collection are of a gonzo variety that seek simply to shock with vulgarity and offensiveness incorrectly billed as eroticism The Title story was actually the second worst the most awful being the pointlessly vulgar poem That isn't to say that they were all bad The second half of the book was better written and the tales seemed thought out The truth 'bout Dewitt Mawbry Something Like Redemption and Tony Fucking Morelli Day were pretty good but even they had pointless sexual references that detracted from the feel of the stories The editing was also a bit lacking as there were uite a few typos in my copy It had no labeling that it was an ARC so I am assuming I received a final draft By no means is this a bad book but it feels akin to the works of Carlton Mellick III or Bradley Sands That type of writing has never appealed to me but feel free to give this book a read and judge for yourself


  3. Lillian Hong Lillian Hong says:

    REVIEW TO COMEI received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads


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The Tale of the Torso and other stories that should not be told ➸ [Read] ➳ The Tale of the Torso and other stories that should not be told By Jonathan M. Vick ➽ – Thomashillier.co.uk What would you do for desire without conseuence Meet the girl of your dreams No uestions No expectations No judgment No guilt Just one problem Jonathan M Vick’s short stories expose the nightmares o What would you do for desire without of the PDF/EPUB æ conseuence Meet the girl of your dreams No uestions No expectations No judgment No guilt Just one problem Jonathan M Vick’s short stories expose the nightmares of human nature and will challenge your own ideals of morality Is it ever acceptable to lust to fear to fall out of love to run away to kidnap to kill Take a raw unflinching journey into the horrors beyond mere nightmares The Tale eBook Ú With a lilting almost lyrical prose these stories will alter your consciousness and haunt you for the rest of your life This collection contains stories that have been called “Haunting” “Creepy” “The dark side of human psyche” The Tale of the Torso was the Orlando Erotic Writing contest WINNER.

  • Paperback
  • 198 pages
  • The Tale of the Torso and other stories that should not be told
  • Jonathan M. Vick
  • English
  • 24 January 2015

About the Author: Jonathan M. Vick

Jonathan M Vick is an award winning of the PDF/EPUB æ playwright and novelist His play “A Bridge To Nowhere Is Just A Pier” won the Eclectic Company Theatre Hurricane Season award His short story The Tale of the Torso won the Orlando Erotic Writing Competition It is currently included in his book of short stories by the same name Jonathan currently writes in the Orlando FL area with his beautiful w.