Brutal Extreme Horror
“The riddle is the rhyme; the rhyme is the riddle.”
It began as a joke, a gag to pass the time that turned deadly.
One rainy August night in Raynham, MA, nine friends jokingly invoke the evil phantom butcher called the Cleaverman.
These nine friends get a whole lot more than they ever bargained for. Because there’s only one way to return the deadly Cleaverman back to the darkness he came from, and that is to solve his riddle, which starts: “Tell me the name of John Cleaverman’s wife . . .”
And human beings being what we are, even with the Cleaverman out to butcher them all, our nine friends still manage to stir A WHOLE LOT of human misbehavior into the deadly mix.
At the rate they’re going, it’ll be a wonder if anyone survives THE CLEAVERMAN at all.
The Cleaverman by Wol-vriey is a brutal extreme horror novel. It is a supernatural slasher story that reads like topnotch horror movie. But it is more than a slasher story, much more.
In addition to the well-crafted main storyline, The Cleaverman has gruesome subplots woven expertly into the tale, creating a maddening pace and vexing unpredictability. This story will keep your mind and heart racing.
Wol-vriey’s characters and characterization make the story. He gives us colorful and striking characters with engaging backstories, as well as vivid and entertaining minor characters. I was duly impressed with the presentation of the minor characters and how it adds to the flow of the story.
Like other books I have enjoyed by Wol-vriey, The Cleaverman is both flowing and graphic, though this one is a bit more graphic and brutal than the others. I also noted subtle dark humor inserted in places I did not expect it, a bit of satirical slasher flick humor and character depth that makes horror fun to read.
I would like to add: while the cover art is excellent and impactful, it is also a tad misleading. The story has more depth, mystery, and suspense than that, however, one could consider it a composite of the overall ideal of the story.
I currently have The Cleaverman on Kindle, but this shelf-worthy novel is being upgraded to paperback soon.
Highly recommended for the extreme horror connoisseur.
Get it on Amazon (global link): The Cleaverman
About the Author: Wol-vriey
Wol-vriey is Nigerian and quite tall.
He writes horror fiction—for adults only, please. And also some surrealist stuff.
His horror novels include: Hell Dancer, Girls Are Not Smiling, and the ‘Brainchew’ Series. On the surrealist side of things, he is the author of Pussy Transmission, the Bud Malone ‘Boston’ Series, Vegan Zombie Apocalypse, Vegan Vampire Vaginas, and the disturbing and unsettling Dr. Orgasm.