Another collection of rude fiction from cult writer Ken Shakin, unclassifiably twisted tales about love and hate between beasts big and small, deaf and dumb, brainy, brawny and horny too. This is reading material for the educated ape, informative and vile. Not to be used as a handbook, it includes a FAQ for beast lovers: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Petting*.
*but were afraid to do it
30,000 words. Not recommended for boy scouts. See Beastie Stories for the first book in the series.
From the author:
As a kind of dark fiction--thrillerotica, if you like--some of these stories deal with the truly dreadful side of life. Things people would rather not think about, but might just want to read. Rude, beastie things, like getting stepped on after getting punched out after getting too drunk to remember what you said. Or just drowning in a bathtub. Unseemly, unthinkable things you would never do yourself but you know happen anyway. Like having sex with an animal. Or wallowing in feces. Granted, this is the shit of life. The job of the writer is to transform the appalling into a thrilling experience, so that the reader can feel safe in the comfort of his own home, bored of the ticking of the clock, reading about what could very well be happening right next door. This fiction is all based on truth, if not just a true story retold. With a turn of phrase and the right measure of humor even the ugliest image can become somehow delightful and offer a glimpse into why the human animal does some of the strange things he does. Because he can? Or because he can't stop.