Book Review: Talia by Daniel J. Volpe


Title: Talia

Author: Daniel J. Volpe

Publication Date: April 25, 2021

Number of Pages: 211

Format: Kindle

Publisher: Independent

Genre: Splatterpunk, Horror


In the early 1990s the rising popularity of the video cassette gave birth to a seedy, underground world of illicit pornography.
Talia, a Midwest dreamer, leaves home in search of fame under the blinding Broadway lights. But nothing could have prepared her for what she finds instead. Savage violence, bottomless depravity, and no way out.

Talia will unapologetically drag you into the foul underbelly of society. A sanity straining journey, full of hot bloodshed and betrayal.

Personal Thoughts:

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐💫

𝘿𝙖𝙧𝙠, 𝙫𝙞𝙤𝙡𝙚𝙣𝙩, 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙚𝙭𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙢𝙚

This is a fast-paced, extreme horror short story about a girl, Talia, with dreams of being a famous Broadway star which leads her to leave her hometown for New York City. Talia is pretty with perfect skin, most of all, she has the talent. But as she becomes more familiar with the city, she is thrusted deeper into the city’s underground world of pornography.

I enjoyed reading this over the weekend, but I was just a little bit shocked at the sudden turn of events for Talia. This was a great revenge story, though.

I’ve been wanting to try out a new genre, and have been squeezing in splatterpunk reads for a while and it’s been a great time so far. So lucky that I also have book club friends that recommend some good titles once in a while. ♡

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