May 13, 2011
by Edward Lee
Review by Gina Desory
Review posted 05/13/2011
Edward Lee brings us 11 stories in Carnal Surgery. All of which will wet your appetite for the strange and the horrific. Some of the stories in this book, such as the story 'Seeker', takes you the reader on the journey with 'the writer' who searches for the ultimate truth, coming across some very odd things, yet surprisingly normal for the environment he gets stuck in.
The best story out of this collection is 'Please let Me Out.' It tells of a woman, Joyce, who keeps prisoner the man she loves because he has cheated on her. It strikes at the theme of revenge in so many ways. This story proves that you need to watch your actions.
The other stories in Carnal Surgery, some extreme, others taking you into moral thinking, are profound in their settings and their characters. It made me feel as if I read something that was unique and good, something that I hated to put down once I was finished.
May 10, 2011
by Robert Devereaux
Review by Terry Morgan
Review posted 05/10/2011
Baby's First Book of Seriously Fucked-Up Shit Is a bizarre collection of stories by Robert Devereaux. There are 10 stories total, each with its own strange theme. Its a disturbing collection, one in which I was at odds with on whether or not I enjoyed it.
There were several erotica moments in these stories that were often a bit extreme and I felt myself taken back. I'm not sure how some of them fit into the stories except for perhaps some shock value. Now I won't say that this collection was bad, because overall it wasn't. However, it is not for the faint of heart. If you don't like reading shocking moments where at times includes erotica behavior, this collection is not for you.
I will say this, being shocked with some of these stories reminded me I was alive. Overall this particular book left me wanting a bit more than what it could give. I look at it as a snack in which I wanted more, but the place was out of it. I will suggest as said before if you enjoy shock type stories this is your book, take a look and enjoy.