Reviewed by Demetrius Svette
*This book was provided for an honest review
Through life, we go through challenging events and some of the most incredible moments of our lives- a typical wedding day, for example; the most nervous event to happen in anyone’s life. The flowers have to be right; the ceremony has to be perfect- at least if the bride is a bridezilla. Slutty Bride by Ed Barr talks about the dark shadows that most do not venture into during a wedding scene. Join the tale of Caitlyn and David, as the events turn worse around every corner in the best event of David’s life. Ready to see what a Slutty Bride Caitlyn can be? Then you need to check this out. It is one of the best shorts I have read this year- there is violence, sex and blood all mixed in to one. Who can you trust is the main question in this short? Can you bear to see what will happen in Slutty Bride? Then go and see how hot it gets.
This is not the first I have read from Ed Barr; he is incredibly gifted at taking horror and mixing it well with erotica. I typically do not like reading erotica in general but when it comes to Barr, I am all over it. He has a knack for making things stick in your mind and never being unseen after you read the in depth detail of his scenes that will surely disturb you in every way. Barr will always fascinate me, looking over the brink of the threshold into other sides of horror. He is quite a talented writer and I will always be looking forward to more- waiting to fill my bookshelves with his books.
Reviewed by: Demetrius Svette
***** WARNING! THIS STORY CONTAINS GRAPHIC SCENES OF BRUTAL VIOLENCE AND EXPLICIT SEX. THIS IS NOT INTENDED FOR THE FAINT OF THE HEART OR EASILY OFFENDED. READ AT YOUR OWN DISCRETION! *****
In the universe, we unfold to ourselves that which makes us question our decisions through a series of what ifs. What if someone just didn’t care about that- what if we just blocked that from our mind and didn’t question that what we were doing was wrong? Ed Bar answers that and more in his book, In the Dark. As I continued with this borderline of a sexual encounter of a story, I wanted to stop reading with how the very detailed sex scenes were but I pressed on. I was beginning to think that I had started reading an erotica book but I knew that wasn’t the case the further I read into it; the deeper I went, the more I found that this is one book that will touch your psyche in a very disturbing way.
Amy, the cheerleader, and Johnathan- the star quarterback- have been dating in high school. Johnathan is the quintessential all-star football player with matching muscular physic that would make any girl drool over being with him but he shrugs off the others because he wants to spend forever with Amy. Amy on the other hand is getting quite annoyed and bored with how things are going with all-star athlete. She sees something more in bad boy Blake, whom she meets at a party. During some pleasuring of sorts between the two of them, a pervert seems to come about- a peeping Tom if you will. The peeping tom starts pleasuring himself as he imagines killing Amy; it is truly some sick stuff that happens in these pages. Who is this peeping Tom? Will she survive the night? Will Johnathan ever know how uncommitted Amy is towards him? This is one disturbed, deranged, and I’m in shock of how the words on these pages unfold the secret between the four of these characters. Do you dare to open this and be joined in the mind of Ed Bar?
Ed Bar- oh where to start? This deranged mind comes up with some truly dark, sinister actions and questionable ways throughout the entire story; so much so that you will question his methods. Respectfully, I praise Ed Bar. You may be asking yourself why and I’ll tell you: I praise him on the fact that he has the strength and the courage to even come out with this extreme details that transpires in this fictional world of his. In the Dark makes you cringe while respecting what each character is going through- if you agree with how far the character goes into the acts that are raised upon onto their victims. Ed Bar, is a fascinating author and demented if I say so myself. This is his form of art, and it is a chilling, sexual, and disturbing tale. He is talented with his vivid words in the details that make you imagine it if it is right before your eyes.