Scars. They remind us who we are, what we are and where we have been.
But when a scar takes away your identity, what would you do to get it back?
Jackson, a journalist in Houston, discovers links between several murders that have taken place in his city. His investigation draws him into the world of body art where he discovers an obsession worth killing for.
Meet Pons Matal.
At the reception before the Tattoo convention, Jackson puts the pieces together.
In order to get case files on the Houston victims, Jackson has lunch with his friend, Detective Dewhurst.
Jackson continues to investigate his suspect.
Jackson investigates the psychology of body art while he mulls over his own.
Jackson, a Houston reporter, begins to investigate a series of murders.
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An novella that was more neat tattoo ideas than horror
I wasn't familiar with Mr. Cooley's work before I had stumbled upon this novella. It's an interesting novella in that the narration seems so relaxed and calm. I had thought the narrator Mr. Coolie ate something that soothed his stomach before he had started speaking.
Ah. As for the writing, I am not familiar with the world of tattoo artistry. But I had wondered how many artists could pull off giving someone an intricate tattoo for 40 bucks.
Despite my own bit of confusion on that plot point, I had enjoyed the novella. It has some tattoo descriptions that were evocative and the ending did make me a bit nauseated.
I think this podiobook is worth a listen to if you want to hear some ornate tattoo ideas.
Thank you Paul Elard Cooley for this free novella!
A nice short listen
It's short, novella length I'd guess, only six episodes. But it did what it needed to do for a complete story. Some of the characters are a bit one dimensional and he seems kinda fixated on peeing one’s self and dicks. But it was a cool look into the tattoo culture-or at least a very dark take on it. It ended well, but kept the world open for more. I see that he also has a short fiction podcast, and it sounds like those stories will have a similar feel. I’m not subscribing to that yet, as I have plenty of short story podcasts right now that I can’t keep up with. But if I run out it’s on my list.
Do more research on the industry
This is really hard to listen to, the writer obviously knows very little about the tattoo industry. I've listened to the first 45 mins and I can't listen anymore.