PUPPET SKIN by Danger Slater (Book Review)

PUPPET SKIN by Danger Slater (Fungasm Press)

“Everyone gets strings when they become adults, that’s how it works.”

That line from Danger Slater’s new book, PUPPET SKIN, is Bizarro horror at its best! Danger Slater (what a cool name, right?) wrote one hell of a fun book here and it hit all the right notes with me; the bleakness of alienation, the terror of rejection and scorn of being different, thinking different and doing different. Published by Fungasm Press, PUPPET SKIN was a therapeutically frightening read.

The plot is simple enough: Hannah is going to graduate from middle school soon, and she is about to turn into a puppet. Everyone does when they turn into adults. But before she gets her strings, she notices the world that she knew is not as it seems. As she investigates, the mysteries of adulthood spiral deeper than she could have ever imagined. The last few chapters are a bang to read and while the novel starts out slow, it is a pleasant burn to the horrors that Hannah uncovers in search of the truth behind the absurdity of life. The characters are vivid and varied.  The protagonist, Hannah, is skillfully written and fully realized. And what Hannah uncovers in the end blew my mind!

If you get a chance, add PUPPET SKIN to your collection. You will not regret it. (Chuck Rios)

Puppet skin

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About jackbantry

Jack Bantry is the editor of Splatterpunk Zine. He works as a postman and resides in a small town at the edge of the North York Moors.
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