PORN by Matt Shaw

PORN: An Extreme Novel of Sex and Gore - Matt Shaw

PORN is a seriously addictive read, I couldn’t put it down and read it in 2 sittings, that in itself speaks volumes. This is a disturbing read that seems to be going in just the direction your head and heart need it to go, only to pull the chair away just as you’re about to sit down and buckle in for what you think is going to be an immensely satisfying finale.

 

PORN comes with a wicked twist, one that I didn’t see coming, a complete masterstroke, one that turned an immensely satisfying and depraved revenge trip into a stomach hits the floor moment with a Oh! Fuck to follow.

 

Matt Shaw certainly grabs your attention with some of his book titles, Sick Bastards and Rotting Dead Fucks are two that spring to mind immediately and PORN is up there with them.

 

This starts in a similar fashion to the other stories I’ve read by Matt, disturbing first person narrative, flawed characters in abundance, a story that starts near to the end and then follows two timelines in the present and right back at the start of the tale, bringing them together with some sort of twist along the way. Really big fan of this method of storytelling and Matt Smith does it really well.

 

A young failed actress willingly enters the Porn industry and as work starts to come her way, she gets a job that unwittingly catapults her into the extreme and a horrifyingly savage group from which there is no escape. This story puts your emotions through a roller coaster ride, shock, sadness, joy, repulsion, shocked again and finally stunned with a shovel. That’s what it felt like anyway.

 

Totally absorbed by this hard hitting and disturbing story, Recommended.