Fuck the bland doldrums, puritanical stories that sit in the pages of Penthouse, giggling to one another at their own modest escapades as if they were sordid filthy tales. Instead, if you’re looking to break out that industrial bottle of hand lotion, then grab a copy of the demented, vile, disgusting (and several other adjectives expressing really fucked up shit) book from Strangehouse Books entitled “Strange Sex”.
An anthology of 13 different stories churned out by 11 writers giving their sick thoughts as to what constitutes erotic. Though the tone changes from story to story the best
way to possibly describe this book would be erotic horror fiction, with an added bit of strange. Spewing their deliciously foul seed all over the pages are such writers as Rich Bottles JR., David C. Hayes, Amanda Williams, Don Noble, and Kevin Strange to name a few, who pump out a group of stories that will have you readying the shower after reading.
To all of you no-budget horror fanatics out there, the name Kevin Strange could trigger something on that dusty light bulb swinging from the attic ceiling. Mr. Strange is a prolific filmmaker who along with writing, directing, and acting in his own flicks, ran the production company known as Hack Movies. Under that banner, Kevin Strange churned out , by my count, 6 no-budget horror flicks and several different short flicks. Think Troma but with heavy amounts of well written -yet at the same time hilariously juvenile- dialogue then you’d come up with movies like Dream Reaper which is about an entity known as “Dream Reaper” who’s pissed at a shitty metal band soiling his name with epic songs about sea monsters.
Deciding to stop at the writing phase Strange -along with Don Noble, the other infected mind behind this book- has created a new publishing company known as StrangeHouse Books. Dedicating this company to releasing odd and, well, strange tales straight from the brains of said gentlemen and lovely gentle ladies listed above. “Strange Sex” is the first release from the company, and a well done book it is. I’m not sure where else you’ll find stories that will tickle your little testicles, sprouting up that hard-on and making you feel sick and guilty at the same time, like when you fight back the loss of blood to your brain every time your aunt with the big tits comes up and gives you a hug… (that is so not lifted from my real life).
You’ll find in this tome to the offensive, a man with a scat fetish who finds a perfect use for bed bugs in “Love Bites”. What does TSA searches, a pedophile, and an orgy have in common? Find out with “Pulmonary Ed” as your guide. Learn what other worldly creatures from far off dimensions do on vacation -spoiler, it involves fucking people with a maggot cock- in “Foreigner”. Or… you know what, you should be won over by now, so I’m stopping there. I’m here to review the damn book not hold your hand and walk you through it… okay, fine, “Were-teddy Bears”, I’m done.
Admittedly, I’m not much of a reader of books, though I find myself picking up the ancient form of entertainment more and more. With Strange Sex I never felt like I was struggling to get myself through it or as if I was forcing myself into finishing the book. Flipping page after page of the gruesome debauchery had me giddy and was an absolute joy. I found myself curious as to how much further the lines of “decency” would not only blur, but be covered, by various fluids, leaked, spilled, and skeeted out by all manner of assorted creatures. One minute you can read a dark depraved story that will leave a film of filth all over your body, the next you’ll be laughing at stories about priests who use sex as a tool for exorcism, and have a 3 headed dildo called “The Holy Trinity”.
If you’re into offensive, tasteless humor, I really cannot recommend this book enough. With the beauty of the internet there is no need to take my word for it. Head on over to the official StrangeHouse website. There you can find a link to purchase the book along with a youtube video (or a .pdf if you’re not the audio book type) of one story from the book being read aloud. Now go get yourself all hot and bothered with a little “Strange Sex”.