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Fuck the Rules Kindle Edition
F*ck the Rules features rule-bending stories from writing masters such as Guy N. Smith, Richard Chizmar, Adam Millard, Antonio Simon, Jr., Suzanne Fox, and more. Find out what happens when you throw your middle fingers up and defy those who hold you down.
- ASIN : B074TS7HG9
- Publication date : August 14, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 2019 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 203 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1974328058
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #332,042 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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I found the book to be a page turner. Some of the shorts are somewhat tame; while others are rather graphic. Each story, except one, I found enjoyable. If someone feels they may be turned off or a bit queasy of some graphic tales, I would suggest you take a pass on this collection. If you’re fine with this type of writing, by all means, go for it.
It’s different in its own right, which in itself makes it interesting and enjoyable. We’ve all had the desire of breaking some of society’s silly little rules. The characters depicted here have done so and paid some sort of price in some way.
*This book was provided for an honest review
The foreword by R. Perez de Pereda will make you understand the basis of it all, and I quote “Reflect for a moment on all the times you were told not to do something: no dessert before supper; no talking in class; no time off work to attend your best friend’s wedding.” I reflected on this within the foreword and yes, it makes total sense. Why do we follow rules? Why must we ever follow the rules? Well, according to this challenge by David Owain Hughes and Johnathan Edward Ondrashek, they sought out eleven talented authors to break some simple rules. Oh my, did they destroy them. Have you- like many others and myself- ever thought to yourself screw you and screw your rules? Sure you have… at least if you lived a normal teenage life or went to a public high school. Many times, I was the main culprit to bend and mend the rules in place to make my own path- as these writers have done themselves.
I was a bit nervous to open this one, then I began to read. It started out with a bit of a softness- not too bad- then started to increase with more rule breaking as you go past author by author. I could not just choose one as my favorite as many of them are great in every way. You will learn a creative way of saying “No Thanks” and you will no longer look at a Japanese Flag the same (thank you for that by the way, Crystal Jeans.) That is probably the one that will stick with me forever, that and the story of a prostitute by Ty Schwamberger. You will experience a world of no rules within these pages that are mixed with the disturbed minds wisely chosen to fit the best the ultimate rule breakers. It will make you cringe and make you think what just happened… hold on what did I just read? Risk takers for sure, throughout the creativity of them all in their own personal art form of writing, these authors are all very talented and keep you interested through the entirety of the entire book in a whole sitting. That is, if you are not a pansy and have to take a break from being too weak to continue.
Collectively both Hughes and Ondrashek provided the temptation to test and alter the mind processing of the eleven authors- which therefore brought you the most twisted, confusing, and yet powerfully disturbing short stories I have read in a little while; even though they did not go completely overboard in disgust ratio, the disturbing element is fully on at all times. The question for many is where is the mad lab of Hughes and Ondrashek to sit and scrutinize with epic proportions, a place they have required to bring the society together in madness as they watch the readers scream and squirm to a simple task such as breaking the rules. Hands down, this is a great collection and I’m very proud to have this on my book shelf; looking at the very artistic cover art done by Kevin Enhart, who got my eyes fully interested in wondering how dark and twisted this book could really be. I will be looking forward to more from these talented authors and editors, in the future.
Contradicting the Establishment and its rules, regulations, laws, and unspoken codes of conduct, has come a long way since the 1960's chants of "Fight the Power" and the upraised fist, since "Take This Job and Shove It" era of the 1970's. Nowadays disgruntled employees are too often likely to shoot up the workplace. In this anthology, 11 authors were tasked with rule-breaking, with fighting back against the perceived "Establishment," in whatever form that entailed.
The 11 results range from acceptable to super, from mild gore to splatterpunk, from quiet hauntings to wildly creative "who would have thought it" tales. As always, I found my personal favorites:
The Punishment Room
Birth of a Valkyrie
Lex Non Scripta
I chose these not for the author, but based on how each impressed me.
I reviewed this title via Kindle Unlimited.