Title: As the Blade Cuts | Author: Eric Kapitan | Publisher: Self-Published | Pub. Date: 2016-9-13 | Pages: 88 | ASIN: B01H2KDW3M | Genre: Horror & Poetry | Language: English | Triggers: Read at your own risk. | Rating: 4 out of 5 | Source: Received a copy from the author free in exchange for an honest review.
As the Blade Cuts
From the deranged mind of Eric Kapitan (Darkness: Poems of Extreme Horror) an exercise in depraved and gore filled poetry!
From Aliens that crave human flesh, to bloodthirsty retail workers beheading soccer moms with a chainsaw! Each poem found in this collection will sure to please Horror fans and gore hounds alike!
Sex starved monsters, zombies, perverted old men, Nazi’s and vomit that become’s a monster. Just a sample of the many things found in this collection of 40 blood and fluid soaked poems! Not for the faint of heart or easily offended! Enter this world of macabre at your own risk.
Words are like the tip of a blade. They dig deep. -Amazon
As the Blade Cuts Review
This review of As the Blade Cuts is special because it was a first for me. I’d never read any horror poetry before reading this work. I didn’t know people even wrote it! Reviewing it was interesting, because I had to sort out of some of my distaste. Did I not like “x” poem because of the subject matter, or because of the way it was written, or was it really just not a good poem in my opinion? It wasn’t as hard for the ones that I liked, but there was still some thought behind how I rated each one individually, and then the series as a whole.
Eric Kapitan sets out to shock and disgust with some of his poems. The intention is obvious. I found a few of them just downright in bad taste. Now, he is honest about the fact that this is exploitation poetry (something I needed to remind myself of occasionally), so for what it’s worth, some of the ones I found distasteful are not badly written.
There were a few poems I really enjoyed, a few that made me snicker, and a few I hated. The majority of them were run-of-the-mill (can you even say that about horror poetry?), so like most collections, I averaged out my rating. There were more good than bad in the minorities, so I’m going to give him a 4 out of 5 rating. Kapitan has talent and that really shone brightly in a few of his works. I’d like to see him challenge himself with something a little more difficult than freeverse.
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