EBOOK NEW [The Furry Trap] by Josh Simmons
Deliberately shocking and offensive horror comics in the of splatter porn "I Disturbing I "guess of Crumb who was asked why he did some of his most shocking stuff and he said he didn t know where it came from didn t really want his daughter to see it was also kind of disturbed by it Okay so I experienced it and will wash my hands of it This is about violence sexual violence Johnny Ryan territory and I don t uite get it am not cool enough to say I think it is so awesome dude as some hipster artists would and Simmons doesn t give a damn whether I ike it or not If he were to get popular he would hate himself and all his fans It has that Dead Kennedy hate your audience punk feel to it Good I hate you too JoshI also just today read Al Columbia s Pim and Francie which is also disturbing and could be seen in the same category as Simmons as horror comics but Columbia s work is amazing to me ambitious Still disturbing and deliberately disturbing but somehow impressive and thoughtful complex The Wild Boys layered See my review of that if you care enough about these kinds of comics I might just not be a horror guy I mean you hardcore Saw types will just snicker when I tell you my kind of horror is this soft coreiterary variety Neil Gaiman Sandman stuff SO tame dude So it s a matter of taste and iterary tastes finally I supposeSo the point of this stuff is not to gain wide recognition it is to be transgressive to shock and it fulfilled its purpose Maybe horror is just meant to horrify to cross ines so you are shocked Simmons is technically proficient and he can tell a story and a variety of stories and they re not ALL disturbing And thank god they are short stories because to sustain the Nils Holgerssons underbara resa genom Sverige level of disgust foronger within any given story would be doubly brutal But the hell with it I am still not going to give this two stars just because he has some talent in a particular form So there The most disturbing thing I ve ever read Horror on a whole new The Dogs of Littlefield level The tales in this collection will give anyone nightmares and at the veryeast a scarred psyche Be warned This is to everyone screaming that they re Exterminator looking for real horror Get stoned and grab this Youl find yourself opening the book and thinking ah it s just rape again such a boring trope and a turn of a page ater you re grimacing because Simmons shows you that he knows exactly where to poke you to make it hurt I hated it Hated how he doesn t hold back on suffering Humans and animals mutilated with the same indifference Men and women raped and killed eually He creates nightmarish settings that in itself unnerved me than the suffering Never again will I read this but I say this with great respect for the artist He is truly a master at what he does and I thank fate for making him a graphic artist What would these dark thoughts make in the mind of someone who doesn t have a pencil to drain them out Simmons is certainly a talented artist able to render both crude and sinuous stylings of the horrific in this collection of explorations of a reader s gag reflex This book has the appearance of being a collection of nihilistic horror stories but is really a formal exercise in obscenity At you eisure thumb through these pages of graphically depicted rape mutilation incest masturbation ejaculation sacrilege cannibalism animal cruelty coprophagia and probably a few other taboos I am glossing over Let the record stand my momma didn t raise no prude although she would probably wish she had if she knew what I get up to between the covers of a book but this m Foundation's Edge lange of the explicit doesn t add up to much I suppose there is a certainevel of juvenile glee underpinning Simmons s devotion to uncompromisingly representing our culture s One Way or Another lust for the variegated palette of simulated violence and then proceeding to rub our face in thisess than titillating pile of cartoon excrement but it ultimately feels Sanctuary like an empty undertaking Butike John Cage s 4 33 or fitting Michael Haneke s Funny Games I guess these thing just have to exist Ugly Disturbing SickeningJosh Simmons The Furry Trap is marketed as horror but the short stories collected between its covers do not feel Suirm like your typical horror fare Sure they are chock full of horrific acts of violence but the thing is these acts of violence do not add up to any kind of entertaining or potentially cathartic spectacleInstead they are one thing and one thing only extremely disturbing They do not play by any rules of genre or taste In fact they appear to beittle than the Warren Dragons 100 Friends logical extension of the very real world we have created for ourselves a world shaped by greed selfishness short sightedness and exploitation not by holistic or even moral considerations. Graphic novelist Josh Simmons House returns with a harrowing and genre bending collection of modern horror short stories that could curl the toes of a corpse in a state of rigor mortis Simmons disturbing uncomfortable and even confrontational stories often work on multipleevels straight uncompromising horror; blackly humorous satirical riffs on the genre; or as vicious assaults against the political correctness that rules so much of our popular culture His artwork excels in conveying a feelin. But with serious adult content that juxtaposition makes me giggle and i really
like the way he draws frogs and most other thingsbut this one not the way he draws frogs and most other thingsbut this one not muchyeah i have said enough for one night Very strange stories with high gore and perversion I found myself simultaneously disgusted and intrigued throughout the book This graphic novel has won several awards and I d heard it was controversial so I decided to give it a read I can t understand what people see in it It s a horror comic in a way in a sort of splatterish tradition I ve Maximum Achievement Strategies and Skills That Will Unlock Your Hidden Powers to Succeed looked up some interviews with the author and he says that one of his points is that horror whicheaves the victim their dignity isn t horror This means his characters need to be demeaned "for what he s trying portray The book is filled with sexual "what he trying to portray The book is filled with sexual generally not depicted merely described in extreme detailAlthough I accept his point that horror in which the victim scores a moral victory by keeping their principles intact is Christmas on the Run less horrible than stories in which people are corroded away at everyevel he also wants to mix the horrific and the humorous so that you are never uite sure where you are emotionally I can t get that because I don t find Schadenfreude funny Reading some of the reviews in his work it s clear that many of his readers do not identify with the victim anyway they identify with the monsters dong the demeaning and destroying which I think reduces the work to Bound Torn Trilogy little than voyeurismIn a way I respect the work even though its for me neither particularly interesting nor even particularly readable I read horror and aot of horror is really action adventure with the tropes of horror over the top I think Simmons is trying to recapture the shock that saw a nurse on duty at the first showings of Dracula because a corpse that dragged itself into your daughter s bedroom and sucked the blood from her neck was not just terrifying but disgusting as well on a physical and because he was a nobleman societal Mated To The Warriors Interstellar Brides Program level When EC comics were banned their zombies were not just terrifying but disgusting They were stories about rotting corpses which could make telephone calls and sendetters to real people to suck them into the darkness and pollute them with their filth Although I can t find the humor in The Furry Trap I do see that what Simmons is trying to do here is a similar sort of thing to the EC comics he s trying to go further than the reader can handle by mixing horror and humor in a book The target for his horror though is the ego the indomitable right to have an opinion and to count as a person which everyone feels they haveDrawing on Foucault s insight that people complain about things in Forever In My Heart Dennehy Sisters literature primarily as a pose and that transgression exists because people enjoy it too much to ban I recommend this for people who enjoy very bleak horror and are not shocked by descriptions of sexualized violence In this I note that this is seriously transgressiveiterature not the sort of shock horror fun transgression Think Like a UX Researcher literatureike Fifty Shades where everyone gets to titter behind their hands at others reading mommy porn bondage This is bleak and nasty stuff designed to repel and disgustThis review originally posted on book coasters Tempted to give this 5 stars but for that it needed a bit content and a Death Comes to the School Kurland St Mary Mystery little shocksSo how is this book Well I wouldn t recommend this to anyone This is not normal horror which is mostly just dramas with a scaryayer or action adventure with a scarier than normal villain This is shock the fuck out of you horror and the first story is the greatest testament to thatTo be honest I enjoyed this A Kingdom Come lot A horror book which makes me physically check my dick at 3 am out of sheer repulsion is a great one imo It does it s job fabulously Along the way it challenges aot of social conventions It s very dark bleak and you re never sure if the author wants you to augh at a page or be repulsed by it The almost childish simplistic art beautifully contrasts with what is actually happening on screen It s a 5 star experiment in the very eastYeah I Warren Dragon Scary Sleepover love this book Iove things Tales of Fosterganj like these which unabashedly own their edginess while not making it their only shtick I know it s repulsive and gory and in ways unreadable but what s the fun in the world if stuffike that never gets to exist I feel kinda bad for iking something with as much rape as this but hey this genuinely managed to repulse the fuck out of me And if the horror doesn t make you uncomfortable and if a book doesn t challenge your ideas well how ong are you gonna ive in that bubbleI know this stuff is unhinged and batshit crazy but hey it never pretends to not be It was meant to shock you and bitch I m fucking scarredGood book. Isarmingly cute yet terrifying demons of Demonwood to the depraved caped crusading antihero in Mark of the Bat Simmons is a master of creating terrifying beasties that inspire and inflict nightmarish horrors usually taken to unforgettable extremesThe individual stories in The Furry Trap stand on their own as mini masterpieces of skin crawling terror but collectively complement each other in a way that only heightens the anxiety and dread pouring from page to page Just remember You've been warne.
Josh Simmons ¹ 6 ReadMuch ike Michael Haneke s 1997 film Funny Games Simmons Furry Trap Holds A Mirror Up To A Society "Furry Trap holds a mirror up to a society bent self destruction treats violence as just another form of entertainment Like Funny Games it presents even the most extreme acts of violence in calm seemingly detached and uncaring fashion forcing the reader to rediscover their own moral agency and shout enough of this ugly sickening messMake no mistake The Furry Trap kicks you in the gut real hard It is the perfect antidote to torture porn as it will spoil anybody s appetite for fictional violence I highly recommend the book to fans of the darker radical as well as painful I m afraid kind of alternative comic but not to anybody else really Not even to horror fans OkayI found this at the Library
skimmed the first few pages I was immediately offended to the point where I put it back on the shelf and prayed that no Annas Best Friends little kid would ever pick this upThen I went back minutesater to read the whole thing cover to cover There was no way I was going to bring this into my house but I felt compelled to read it Fortunately most of the stories after the first were ever so slightlyless horrifyingI can handle uite a The Long Lavender Look lot of dark morose morbid content before it affects me to the point where I dislike it Furry Trap broke that threshold though in fact I think this may be the first time everThis would have been a solid 1 star rating except for theast story Demonwood was so incredibly terrifying It had a Less is approach whereas the previous stories had a philosophy of The most possible is The difference between Demonwood and the others is this The earlier stories Night Shift left me in shock and horror only asong as the page was open to them Demonwood is still haunting me nowI would almost go so far to say almost that this would be worth the buy JUST for Demonwood this book s first story brought back a childhood experience A Thousand and One Afternoons in Chicago long since forgotten it was of coming across my older brother s mad magazines when i was five or so until then you know i hadived in a ittle girl world of soft rounded wuzzles and my ittle ponies and rainbow brite so to unexpectedly encounter a style of art that was violent and seedy and greasy Swordspoint looking it felt dangerousike i was Grant looking at something i shouldn t have beensince then i have certainly come aong way and been exposed to so many different forms of artistic expression SO much monster porn and i no onger ive in that child safe world but this was a reminder of that first time this opening story which is all cutesy until it all goes horribly wrong in a violent way and i read other reviews of this book because i was trying to see what other people were getting out of it that i wasn t but most of the reviewers are frankly horrified by the amount of violence particularly sexual violence and it s true there is a ton of it the sexual violence doesn t really bother me i am able to separate real world sexual violence from this brand of sexual violence where a male elf slices the soft underbelly of a wizard s jaw and rapes him coming out the wizard s mouth i mean the wizard was planning on killing him so fair play i say but it is so Tangled Hello Gorgeous ludicrous and part of a cartoon only scenario that it doesn t make me feel uncomfortable please do not send me news stories proving me wrong in my beliefsso it wasn t this element that made meow rate this collection of graphic novel horror storiesmy objection is that after a while it is just boring same kind of gags different tale incest magic jizz fecal matter masturbation cat boilingoverall the story is sacrificed for the shock they only exist to showcase the violence and yawn i m not really shocked by it so there really isn t much for me as a reader and whisper whisper there are several i don t even understand but violence isn t compelling enough on its own to entertain me is the problemi have to admit i did augh at the wizard rape because i have a fairly diseased sense of humor and nothing is funnier than raping a wizard in his wizard throat but apart from that there isn t really a need for any of these storiesit is mostly just splatter horror with cartoons and a shock value edge it s okay but pretty same y after a while although the style of the art does change dramatically showing me he could really have something if he broadened his subject matter a biti read this because i trusted some dude who said oh my god that book is so fucking sick you have to read itbut he meant it in a positive way so i gave it a try because i am the resident bad influence on goodreadsand it is sick but it is just sick it isn t awesome sicki think i prefer something ike kochalka s Fancy Froglin s Sexy Forest where the artwork is cutesy pie. G of dread and claustrophobia and the stories herein all share an unmistakably and uncompromising commitment to exploring the crossroads of abomination and hilarityThe Furry Trap contains 11 short stories varying in ength from one to 30 pages as well as a number of extras that will flesh out the reader s experience From the title creatures in Night of the Jibblers to the witches and ogres of Cockbone to the Godzilla sized centaur bodied depiction of the title character in Jesus Christ to the .and skimmed the first few pages i was