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Sunday, April 20, 2014

"Now THIS is what I call HORROR!" Yeval by @C_W_Schultz #horror



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Yeval

Written by C. W. Schultz

Genre: Horror, Comedy

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In his debut novel 'YEVAL', C.W. Schultz explores the differences between the portrayal and reality of violence. Randy Mulray is on the threshold of madness, envisioning incommunicable murders in a room (called the 'Dark Room') he is mentally forced into by a monster named Yeval.

A horror story like never before, 'YEVAL' flirts with the notion that violence in entertainment is too shallow and appealing for audiences to really grip the iniquity and futility.


An excerpt from

Yeval


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Here's what

Fans are saying


Now THIS is what I call HORROR! 

Sick, twisted, haunting, startling and funny! Unlike any serial-killer story I have ever read before. A true murder-mystery which will keep you guessing who the killer is until its unforgettable climax. I wish there were more stories like this.

It's nice to finally read something that portrays murder the way it really is... ugly and merciless. Violence in movies, music, news and video-games are appealing in order for it to sell and keep us interested. Our entertainment is just a business in which some people, like the novel's main character, take too literally and relate to their own life.

This book uses its other elements (such as character development, details, references to pop-culture, and dark-humor) to appeal to us, and at the same time subconsciously turn us off from the violence we originally craved.



Twisted, deep, startling, funny, EXCELLENT debut

First off, "Yeval" is not for the faint of heart. It contains explicit, graphic depictions of murders and rapes and torturings, all of which are very well written.

Quite a page-turner, with a very casual first-person narrative by an often likable and sometimes detestable character. In the end, you'll probably familiarize with him, especially during the last three chapters.

What I found most killer (pun intended?) about this novel and its debuting author was not necessarily the story itself, nor the characters per se, but the twists and pensiveness. It's almost like Sixth Sense in that way, but only to an extent; I don't want to hype up the twist-ending so much for potential readers, nor give any spoilers.

All I can say is that I hope C.W. Schultz keeps writing novels, that YOU will read this book, and enjoy the terrific ride it yields.



Author Bio

C. W. Schultz


C. W. Schultz is on par with other writers of twisted literature, such as: Bret Easton Ellis (American Psycho), Jack Ketchum (Peaceable Kingdom), Irvine Welsh (Marabou Stork Nightmares) and Chuck Palahniuk (Fight Club). 

C. W. Schultz is the pseudonym for novelist Calen Sifferman. He was born in Seattle, Washington in 1985. 

Schultz's work has been known for its blatant condor, and omniscient and/or unreliable narrative styles. He greatly enjoys ambiguity and motifs, and often resorts to such literary devices as: breaking-the-fourth-wall, epiphanies, irony, symbolism and thematic patterning. The author often creates characters that are examples of what is being criticized--his debut novel "Yeval", for example, is a satire on the glamorization of violence in entertainment, but its main character is a product of escapism. 

Despite not receiving any critical attention, "Yeval" has been discussed in reading circles, with the Utica Public Library even putting it on their list of Guy Lit among other contemporary classics such as "American Psycho", "Trainspotting" and "The Godfather".

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