I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.A Puppet Scorned by Jamie Kort
Published by Self Published on 20 December 2021
Genres: Horror, Weird Fiction
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Enter a world where needles are sexy and knitting is deadly...
Camille and Brad are sock-puppets trapped in a dusty old attic. One day they find needles, and Brad teaches Camille how to knit sensuous and arousing patterns... but what begins as a journey of sexual awakening leads to the unravelling of Camille's perfect world in a strangely twisted nightmare of obsession and betrayal.
A Puppet Scorned…is like nothing I have ever read before. I understand everything and yet nothing. Two fornicating sock puppets. A product of lovemaking. A devilish vengeance. This is what I enjoy about indie stories – sometimes you will get something that comes out of the left-field but you end up enjoying it way more than you expected! The euphemism between sex and socks isn’t lost on me. It’s such a crazy concept that it had to be good, right? RIGHT.
Camille and Brad are two sock puppets who enjoy the more debasing activities in life – a dusty attic is a perfect backdrop to – using knitting needles as sex toys, yup you read that right. It’s a fun ride, with under 33 pages, and can be read in about 20 minutes. I really enjoyed a lot of the inferred topics within.
Absent Fathers – They make a beautiful little sock puppet baby and Brad is absolutely abhorred. This isn’t what they intended. Camille sees it as a product of how much they love each other, but Brad doesn’t see it that way. All he sees is this thing still attached to Camille by the yarn. It’s a parasite that has taken all that was good about Camille and sucked her dry. She’s let herself go, a comment said by some awful partners after a woman has undergone a traumatic event. He feels he must get rid of the child and by association, Camille too.
Replacing a love with a younger model – Brad doesn’t waste any time moving on. Being with Camille was good while it lasted but like that old adage, all good things must come to an end. Camille is in the rear-view mirror and his new floozy knows just how to please him. Camille is enraged that he could just throw their love away so flippantly. She’ll show him, with lingerie made from the skin of dead animals and beetle eyes, she will show him just what he’s missing. A Puppet Scorned was damn weird.
A Puppet Scorned was a super fun read if a little bizarre, but that’s what the author is going for. An opening cadence that is both brilliant and eye-opening. I can honestly say that I didn’t know where this one was going – a bit like awaiting the first domino to topple the rest. Although a lot of fun it is a story about action and consequence.