The Bedwetter: Journal of a Budding Psychopath | KT Review

One of the few books I’ve read that comes with a trigger warning, The Bedwetter is not for the easily disturbed. But hey, we’re not easily disturbed here, are we? And whilst the first chapter is a bit of a huge slap in the face, the voice that comes through the writing makes you want to read on.

The Bedwetter

The Bedwetter Blurb

Armed with electric hair trimmers and a military fighting knife, Russell accepts his dark commission.

Russell Pisarek is twenty-six years old and still wets the bed. He grew up different from other young men because his vicious mother punished him for wetting by shaving his head. When he confided this to his girlfriend Tina, she betrayed him, advertising his problem to all their high school classmates, who turned on him mercilessly. He took out his frustration by skinning neighborhood cats.

Now Russell fantasizes about finding just the right woman—so he can shave her bald. He struggles to overcome his dark tendencies, but when his sister discovers he’s wetting again, she kicks him out of her house.

During this time of stress, the mythical Piss Fairy appears in his dreams, and Russell is driven to satisfy his twisted desires with his innocent coworker Uma, who also needs a new roommate.

When his plans go awry, the Piss Fairy commissions him for a much darker task that graduates him from shaving to scalping—and worse.

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Read an excerpt here and the trigger warning here

The Bedwetter Review Conclusion

An interesting read –  After the shocking opening chapter, the violence drops off and you have the diary of a guy who had a messed up early life and has issues as a result. Interestingly written, there are highs and lows that lead you slowly back towards the violence. Not as dark as I was expecting but neither is it for the easily offended, with corse language and gory scenes you’ll find an unusual voice between the pages and a story that builds to surprising truths.

4 Stars

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