DEADWEIGHT Horror Book Review
Featured Book Review: Darkbound
Darkbound is an amazing book. Michaelbrent Collings outdid himself with this book. It is not at all what I thought it would be. I took three nights to finish this book because I stayed up way past my bedtime. Darkbound was so suspenseful that I just kept on reading to…
Horror books Review
The literary pinnacle of splatterpunk horror, Robert Devereaux’s Deadweight, re-released, combines scenes of viciousness and unrelenting depravity with the sensitive portrayal of a victimized woman who triumphs over the abusive husband she has sent to his grave and inadvertently resurrected.
“Robert Devereaux shocks me, delights me, and turns me on—none of which is easy to do. His eroticism is at once lyrical and visceral, his violence poetic, his style and subject matter daring to the point of danger. Devereaux is a major talent!”
—Poppy Z. Brite
“Deadweight delivers on every conceivable score. I was left awestruck by the fact that a book could be so brainfryingly brutal and yet so richly, lovingly, extraordinarily human.”
“Deadweight is, simply, the most extreme horror novel ever written. Deadweight is a great novel because it combines extremity with profound insight. It ranks exceptionally high, even for splatterpunk, in the gore and sexual deviance departments. But it also stands head and shoulders above anything else in the genre in terms of quality, extremity, and sheer brutal power.”
“An utterly outrageous splatter romance that pretty much defines over-the-top.”
“Devereaux ups the stakes for horror fiction, setting a new standard for intensity of description, visceral terror, and emotional power. In Deadweight, Robert Devereaux’s writing has a meticulous care and a stiletto-sharp focus. He makes you believe that he has seen the horrors he writes about. He will take you along for the ride, no matter how hard you struggle to get away.”
—Kevin J. Anderson
Robert Devereaux is a terrific new writer. His fiction is vicious and violent. I love it.