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Serial Uncut [Kindle Edition]

Blake Crouch , Jack Kilborn , J.A. Konrath
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Book Description

This is the first in the terrifying trilogy of novellas including KILLERS and BIRDS OF PREY by Crouch and Kilborn.

The original version of SERIAL, still available as a free ebook, was a 7500 word horror short story done as an experiment.

Remember the twin golden rules of hitchhiking?

#1: Don’t go hitchhiking, because the driver who picks you up could be certifiably crazy.

#2: Don’t pick up hitchhikers, because the traveler you pick up could be certifiably crazy.

So what if, on some dark, isolated road, Crazy #1 offered a ride to Crazy #2?

When Blake Crouch (DESERT PLACES, ABANDON) and Jack Kilborn (AFRAID, SHAKEN), face-off, the result is SERIAL, a terrifying tale of hitchhiking gone terribly wrong. Like a deeply twisted version of an “After School Special,” SERIAL is the single most persuasive public service announcement on the hazards of free car rides.

Beyond a thrilling piece of horrifying suspense, SERIAL is also a groundbreaking experiment in literary collaboration. Kilborn wrote the first part. Crouch wrote the second. And they wrote the third together over email in 100-word exchanges, not aware of each other’s opening section. All bets were off, and may the best psychopath win.

F. Paul Wilson says, “SERIAL reads just like a Crouch or Kilborn novel: Full speed ahead, no flinching, no blinking, no brakes.”

In a year, SERIAL has been downloaded over 500,000 times, and has received over a hundred negative reviews, with many people claiming it is the most depraved, awful thing they've ever read.

SERIAL UNCUT is newly expanded, now more than 36,000 words. Along with the reinsertion of additional material cut from the original version, it also has a vastly expanded beginning and ending, including an extended section that originally appeared in the novellas TRUCK STOP by J.A. Konrath and BAD GIRL by Blake Crouch. This edition has been specially formatted for Kindle, with an interactive table of contents. It also features a preview of the sequel, KILLERS.

If you can handle horrific thrills, proceed at your own risk.

But if you suffer from anxiety attacks, nervous disorders, insomnia, nightmares or night terrors, heart palpitations, stomach problems, or are of an overly sensitive nature, you should read something else instead.

The authors are in no way responsible for any lost sleep, missed work, failed relationships, or difficulty in coping with life after you have read SERIAL UNCUT. They will not pay for any therapy you may require as a result of reading SERIAL UNCUT. They will not cradle you in their arms, rock you back and forth, and speak in soothing tones while you unsuccessfully try to forget SERIAL UNCUT.

You have been warned...

NOTE: The three novellas in this series are: Serial Uncut, Killers, and Birds of Prey.

These novellas are also available in a variety of compilations.

Killers Uncut = Killers + Birds of Prey.

Serial Killers Uncut = Serial Uncut + Killers + Break You + Birds of Prey.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 488 KB
  • Print Length: 170 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B006ZOAVW2
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003CFB4DW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #71,275 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Edge of Seat Stuff 17 Aug. 2011
Format:Kindle Edition
I was surprised that in the Kilbourn/Crouch Q&A at the back of the book the mentioned negative reviews to the Cut version of Serial. What did people think it would be about - Corn Flakes? I personal read this after reading Afraid, the Trapped by Kilborn and was blown away by them both. I was also relieved. Why relieved? I just think that so much of adult life these days is 'kid friendly' whether you have children or not. Adults alone aren't longer money-makers anymore. I'm over 21 and pay my taxes, so since I love horror it's really nice to see someone really go for it and write something that's unsensored, exciting, and gory. Most horror novels are written with 'how to this will play for the 15 or under market in a film' in mind. That doesn't work for me any more.

Serial is such a good read and both writers mix horror and humour with good results. If you've read either of these authors individual works, it's definately worth reading Serial just to watch some familiar characters interact with each other. I now feel propelled to read Crouch's work just to find out more about several characters in the book and trace their individual progression in to twisted monsters.
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The interview with the authors at the end of the book just made me want to read it in one sitting all over again. This book seems to take an almost real, completely objective take on the characters and this makes for very evil & true guilt lacking phycopathic feel to actually take over your own mind for a while...I actually worried about my state of mind after reading this book, which in my oppinion makes a really good little book! Although the torture scenes were fairly predicatble to me (do to reading Karyn Slaughter & Chelsea Caine I think!),I think someone who has not read many books on graphic torture & the pleasure the killers feel will either be, after reading this, 1) Unphased as you cant imagine such things...your brain wont allow it! 2) Disturbed, having your eyes opened as you enjoyed it, and also wrong in some way for wanting to read more! I have started to only recently read books done individually by these two authors and was amazed to see they had written something together! I started with Blake Crouch called RUN. Which if you read after this book, will have you wincing and a little sickened...its excellent.Run: A Thriller
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Reality and fiction brought together to bring you this outstanding book!
Couldnt put it down after reading first few pages as you get swept into the story and think at times OMG that could so easily happen!! hope that it gets made into a film ASAP. BTW just remembered if you loved this book then get the next instalment called killers which is another if not gorier book I hope they make another!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars horrific, in the good sense 18 Jun. 2011
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Jack Kilborn and Blake Crouch are simply the best!!! No negative review only positive. Go on, I dare you to download it. Definitely not for the faint hearted - god knows where these authors get their ideas but lets hope they keep writing. Next book to read: KILLERS, cant wait!!! Diane, Tamworth x
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2.0 out of 5 stars Normally love Crouch - this one not so much! 22 April 2014
By CHew
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Only read a few chapters despite being warned by the blurb. Just not my cup of tea as too extreme and
unfortunately could imagine the sickos out there getting a real kick from it (in many ways). Did make me question Crouch's
mind and if it was the first book I'd read of his it would be the last, however so far this is the only one I have rated less
than 5 star. Until now would have said he was a favourite author. More stories like this though will knock him off
my reading list.......... and yes I know both authors warn you exactly what's in the tin - but you just don't believe them until
you've cut it open and tasted the contents :-)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it from the first kill 22 Nov. 2011
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This was the first book of it's kind I have read, I couldn't put it down and finished it in a day going on to buy Killers the sequel. It's pace graphic gore was addictive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Brilliant Work of Fiction. 5 Nov. 2011
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This is one for people who can keep fiction and reality well and truly apart, if you can't don't read it. If you can it's one of the best book ever written.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing but funnyish 6 Feb. 2014
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I didn't really know what to expect from this book. It isn't a story as such more of a day in the lift of each character as their paths cross. It was quite graphic but you keep reading. I like it but it would probably have been better with a deeper consistent plot.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 5 months ago by Yvonne Strong
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
It all gets a bit same old same old
Published 7 months ago by Kate Smart
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating
I am new to the serial killer genre, but found this story to be alarmingly fascinating. Loved the character interactions, will definitely read more.
Published 21 months ago by Mrs. P. E. Hannah
5.0 out of 5 stars Sick & Twisted
Avoid this book if you are offended by sick and twisted stories personally I like that kind of thing and bought this book for a twisted friend who loved it as much as I did
Published 22 months ago by TrayC
5.0 out of 5 stars FANTASTIC
Hooked from beginning to the end. Love Jack Kilburn, books. 2nd novel I have read by Blake crouch and fast becoming a fan. Would recommend for any horror stories fans!
Published 23 months ago by kerry langrick
5.0 out of 5 stars good read
enjoyed this book and found another author to watch out for and read more of will definately buy more by blake
Published 24 months ago by lainey p
2.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointed
Sadly not my kinda book. Usually love Blake Crouches book but had to keep skipping pages too graphic, partly my mistake should of read sample. Read more
Published on 30 Mar. 2013 by Joanne
4.0 out of 5 stars couldnt put this down
This book does not dissapoint Blake Crouch fans it had me eager to read it from start to finish i dont want to give away any of the story so all i will say is what a great ending a... Read more
Published on 14 Jan. 2013 by SELINA M RUANE
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
I enjoyed this linked series of tales about what happens when serial killers meet and read it in one sitting
Published on 27 Aug. 2012 by D Blewer
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