Book Review: Turning Face: A Tale of Horror, Comedy and Wrestling! by Terry M. West

turningface copyHello Addicts!

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been a big fan of two things: horror stories and professional wrestling.  When I saw that we had a book with both, I knew it was one for me.

When it comes to professional wrestling, most people think of the major federations like WWE, Ring of Honor, and TNA.  This story doesn’t take place in any of those, but in one of the independent federations deep in the heart of Texas.  Tojo Smith is an Earth born demon whose very existence is to promote evil in any fashion possible, albeit on a small enough scale to not draw the attention of Heaven.  He takes his childhood love of professional wrestling and creates a heel character, or villain, to promote the hate Hell requires.  What Tojo doesn’t count on is the crowd getting behind his character and cheering him on.  He does everything possible to remain the bad guy, but the crowd continues to cheer and this catches the attention of a denizen of Hell.

I really enjoyed this story and felt a lot of nostalgia for the Texas based federations I used to enjoy watching when I was a kid.  I didn’t find the story all that horrifying as it played out much in a similar soap opera fashion as a pro wrestling storyline.  If you are a fan of the art of wrestling, or enjoy reading about demons creating mayhem on Earth, then this story is for you.  Definitely a fun read.

Until next time, Addicts…

D.J. Pitsiladis

 

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