About The Bedwetter: Journal of a Budding Psychopath
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 puts him in dire straits.
During this time of stress, the mythical Piss Fairy appears in his dreams, and Russell is driven to satisfy his twisted desires with an innocent coworker, who also needs a new roommate.
When Russell’s plans go awry, the Piss Fairy commissions him for a much darker task that graduates him from shaving to scalping-and worse.
Praise for The Bedwetter
“Lee Allen Howard’s The Bedwetter is an inventive psychological horror novel with a voice that’s as stylish as it is dark.” –Dustin LaValley, author of The Deceived
“Highly disturbing and electric.” –US Book Review
“Lee Allen Howard is an imaginative writer with slick, vivid prose and high octane pacing. He writes like no one else, and I mean this in a very good way.” –Trent Zelazny, author of Too Late to Call Texas
“Grotesque, bizarre, and uniquely written, The Bedwetter will shake its readers and scare the piss out of them.” –Stephanie M. Wytovich, Bram Stoker Award-nominated author of Hysteria: A Collection of Madness
“A brutal, dark, compulsive read… stark, powerful, and satisfying.” –Online Book Club
“The journey presented here is ugly, strange, revealing, and most of all, frightening. … A deeply disturbing read.” –D. Donovan, Midwest Book Review
“Lee Allen Howard stitches together a story where the suspense never lets up.” –Ron Edison
About the Author
Lee Allen Howard’s dark fiction spans the genres of horror, dark fantasy, supernatural crime, and psychological thrillers. Howard earned his BA in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. He’s been a professional writer in the software industry since 1985. Besides editing fiction and non-fiction, Howard serves as a book publishing consultant. He blogs about his fiction and fiction writing at https://leeallenhoward.com. Howard is also the founder and editor at Dark Cloud Press, which has published the horror and dark crime anthologies Thou Shalt Not… and Tales of Blood and Squalor. He resides in western New York state with a lot of books.
============= Book Review ==============
Definitely not for the fainthearted. The book depicts the strange and hyper realistic story of Russell who still wets his bed in his adult years. In his family, he receives the colder shoulder from everyone, only except Aiden the kid. In his own words, no love what so ever and Russell thinks he does not deserve that. As the story develops, the settings becomes darker and grimmer, drugs, animal torture and what not. Further still, Russell’s dark fantasy gets the better of him, and he carries out his plot on his unsuspecting co worker…
The story offers plenty of plot twist towards the end, shedding light on some of the previous development in the book that are unaccounted-for mysteries.
Beginning the book can be a little uncomfortable due to its coarse language, but once a few chapters into the book, the reader will be engrossed in the masterfully told story line.