Tuesday, 22 September 2015


What's up splatter freaks and welcome back to the Splatter Cafe. Today I'm going to discuss a book I recently read called, 'Die, You Bastard! Die!' by Jan Kozlowski. Released from Deadite Press. This exceptional, twisted tale is a hard-hitting, gut-wrenching revenge story with no apologies! I'm going to be honest, I'm not a particularly huge fan of the rape/revenge sub-genre. But 'Die, You Bastard! Die!' has totally changed my outlook on this genre. This book runs you through a gauntlet of depravity with excellent character development and superb style that flows with impeccable swagger.

Claire is a first-rate paramedic, with an exceptional drive to helping people and saving lives. That heroic
devotion to saving lives derives from her being a survivor of  unimaginable abuse at the hands of her father. Her ability to escape and rebuild her life entirely speaks volume the person Claire is. But when her aged father is hospitalized, after a crippling fall, Claire is suckered back into a brutal nightmare of sexual depravity and unrelenting betrayal.

The story opens with Claire and Jim responding to a call at a residence where a man is savagely murdered by his neglected wife in a devastatingly painful way. This scene sets the tone for the rest of the book. Claire then receives a call from a childhood friend about her father being hospitalized. And the hospital is refusing to release him.
Claire's reluctant to visit, over even acknowledge that her father needs help. But Olivia convinces her and reminds Claire of the pact they made when they were kids. Her father brittle and helpless, Claire decides to take the trip back to where the horrors all began and face the vile monster. Her father. But, Claire is unaware what is waiting for her when she takes her father out of the hospital and back to the camp her father owned.

This story hits you hard right from the opening scene. It's fast paced and gritty. Jan's excellent characterization keeps you compelled and connected with our protagonist throughout the book. Her masterful weaving of depraved imagination puts Claire through a world of unspeakable physical and mental torture. Jan doesn't hold anything back! Her twists and turns are exciting, keeping the reader guessing. It keeps you engaged and committed to finding out if Claire will survive this horrific ordeal!
Intense action scenes, witty with just the right amount of wacky, deranged villains, which makes this a fun and entertaining read. Olivia's character plays a pivotal role in how the story turns out. Tandy, Olivia's sister is crazed and compelling with her insanity and sickening loyalty. I honestly devoured every word Jan wrote, this story kept me hooked right from the get go and I mutilated it like a ravishing cannibal.

There's an ever growing issue seething in the deepest bowels of the internet highway. Beneath is a subterranean culture, a cesspool of vile fucks sharing information, making money off the misery and destroying the innocence of children. So, I have to say, the ending was exceptionally satisfying and the epilogue made me giddy wanting more! I'm not going to divulge too much information. You're going to have to read this bastard on your own!

'Die, You Bastard Die!' is brutal, thought provoking, hardcore horror at its finest. And I fucking love it!

If you can stomach what Jan Kozlowski cooks up, I highly recommend this piece of horror fiction to be a part of any horror fan's library.

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