Bullets, teeth and fists was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Book: Bullets, teeth and fists 3
Author: Jason Beech
Publication Date: January 22nd 2020
Genre: Noir pulp fiction
Rating: 3 stars
She’s heavily pregnant. She’s handcuffed to a pipe. The clock is ticking.
Belle, the heavily pregnant wife of an important man, is bundled into the back of a car and cuffed to a pipe in an abandoned apartment … and her waters are about to break. Belle is desperate for her baby girl to survive and live a better life than she ever had. All she has to do is get one of her kidnappers onside. All her husband has to do is pay the ransom.
The latest in the Bullets series is here – 20 exciting, violent, and sometimes heartbreaking short stories of noir and pulp fiction. Put your gloves on, it’s bloody round here.
Normally I’m not a huge fan of short stories but this story piqued my interest when it was put to me. So I knew I had to check it out straight away.
Before I go into my thoughts and emotions on this collection of short stories I want to discuss how I read and rated this book. I always struggle to rate anthologies. So what I decided to do was rate each story individually as I read, then add all those ratings up and divide that by the number of stories in this novel.
So 62 divided by 20 equals 3.1 stars
Within this collection I loved some of these stories. Others I didn’t really like not because they were bad but because they were so short that before I could get a grasp on what was going on with the story it was over.
This was a really dark and grim collection that honestly made me worried for humanity. Bullets, teeth and fists is a beautifully written, creepy, dark and suspenseful story. I did not expect what I got with some of these stories. I distinctly remember one made me say woah out loud when I finished the story.
As I previously mentioned I didn’t necessarily like or connect with some stories because they were too short to create any thoughts or emotions towards it. I also felt like a lot of these stories ended too soon and I don’t like when I don’t get a closed ending.
I really, really enjoyed this collection of stories and would definitely read more from this author.
About The Author
Sheffield native, New Jersey resident — writes crime fiction and interviews crime authors at Flash Fiction Offensive. His coming-of-age crime drama City of Forts was described as “tense, atmospheric, and haunting” by UK crime writer Paul D. Brazill.
You can buy Jason’s work from Amazon and read his work at Spelk Fiction, Shotgun Honey, Close to the Bone, The Flash Fiction Offensive, Punk Noir Magazine, Punk Noir, and Pulp Metal Magazine.
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