Consumed Vol 2

      Kyle M Scott - Consumed Vol 2 5/5


     Kyle was kind enough to give me a copy of Consumed to review and I was pretty excited because I have been waiting for this volume for a long time. I'm a huge fan of this guy's work and you can see that with each release he's growing as a writer. He's not content to just gross you out he has the ability to make you think a little. Each of these stories has an underlying message and it's your job as the reader to figure out what that message is. The fact is that Kyle is a damn good writer. He knows how to balance the sheer insanity and gore into a story so that it's a piece of the work itself. These are characters that you can also sympathize with a little.

     As a collection it holds up pretty damn well. The second volume is actually better than the first and is just as dark. You can call Kyle a splatterpunk, or a horror writer. Both are correct. Fans of Laymon will see his influence in quite a few of these stories, and that's not a bad thing. Scott is a reminder of how great horror used to be. It had a soul, and a desire to be different. When you read Consumed Volume 2 you're in for one hell of a ride. It's shocking and at times a bit offensive, and that's what horror is supposed to be. You can't write effective horror without these two ingredients. It's nice to see that Kyle's writing has evolved and he writes like no one else.

      This is the collection Scott fans have been waiting for and let me tell you it was worth the wait. These are stories that you don't want to read before you go to bed because you won't end up sleeping. You'll keep reading and soon you'll realize that you can't stop reading. When people ask me what horror writers I recommend Kyle's name always comes up due to his knack for writing great horror. It's a book that you should check out and then while your there you should grab all of his books. You'll actually thank me after you read them all.