Friday, May 09, 2014

Stuck On You, by Jasper Bark

(eBook; 2014: horror / sex novella)

From Crystal Lake Publishing's Stuck On You sell page:

"Warning! Do not buy this book, gentle reader.

". . .This is the sickest, filthiest and most horny novella you’re likely to read this year. It will turn you on even as it turns your stomach. Think you’ve seen everything there is to see in horror and erotica? Think again! Just when you think this story can’t get any lower it finds new depths to plumb. . ."

"Crystal Lake Publishing"
Stuck is a fun - in an explicit sex/gross-out way - blast-through 28-page read that's solid, if a bit wordy and repetitious in its carnal descriptions and whose end "twist" is easy to spot for readers who are paying attention. 
The story runs thusly: a knick-knacks smuggler (Ricardo), heading into the States from Mexico, picks up a sexy female hitchhiker (Consuela) and has sex with her.  While they're going at it, they're struck by lightning, fused together - and that's only the beginning of what looks to be Ricardo's last night alive if he doesn't detach himself from his dead road-bang partner.
I liked how Bark kept piling on Ricardo's situational complications, making his protagonist's dilemma even more dire with every new fast-turn event.  Stuck isn't even close to the grossest writing I've read, but this is a solid read, written with the punny glee of a dirty-minded young man (I don't know how old the author is) who just wants to gross you the hell out with gore, bodily fluids and over-the-top sex.  If this sounds like your brand of dark, icky humor, check out this novella.

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