A modern-day and thought-provoking retelling of Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray that esteemed horror magazine Fangoria called “…a book that is brutally honest with its reader and doesn’t flinch in the areas where Wilde had to look away…. A rarity: a really well-done update that’s as good as its source material.”
A beautiful young man bargains his soul away to remain young and handsome forever, while his holographic portrait mirrors his aging and decay and reflects every sin and each nightmarish step deeper into depravity… even cold-blooded murder. Prepare yourself for a compelling tour of the darkest sides of greed, lust, addiction, and violence.
Amidst a gritty background of millennial urban nihilism, a young man bargains his soul away, while his painfully beautiful holographic portrait mirrors his each and every sin, each nightmarish step deeper into depravity… even cold blooded murder. A Face Without A Heart takes you on a thought provoking tour of the darkest sides of greed, lust, addiction and violence.
A Note From the Publisher
WARNING: graphic scenes of death, use of narcotics, murder, and suicide – – TAGS: LGBTQIA+, photographer, drag queen, dancer, addiction, drug use, dark, suspense
I won’t lie and tell you that this isn’t a very graphic novel, but being a fan of Dorian Gray, I couldn’t pass it up. I loved the writing and though it was wonderful despite being super dark, and horrid!
About Rick R. Reed
Real Men. True Love.
Rick R. Reed draws inspiration from the lives of gay men to craft stories that quicken the heartbeat, engage emotions, and keep the pages turning. Although he dabbles in horror, dark suspense, and comedy, his attention always returns to the power of love. He’s the award-winning and bestselling author of more than fifty works of published fiction and is forever at work on yet another book. Lambda Literary has called him: “A writer that doesn’t disappoint…”
You can find him at www.rickrreedreality.blogspot.com or on Twitter – @rickrreed Rick lives in Palm Springs, CA with his beloved husband.