By Glen Johnson
Lobsters and Landmines is the second one publication within the Human Nature sequence, following in Lamb Chops and Chainsaws footsteps, through carrying on with to examine the darker part of human nature, via delving into the darkish twisted international of the ill minded, the perverse, the psychos and sociopaths; those that show pride from hurting others. contributors, who might be your next-door neighbour or your lover, even an in depth loved one. examine a captain who discovers the correct lobster bait after a violent outburst. A HIV contaminated guy who injects girls together with his tainted blood. A disfigured ex-army bomb disposal professional who has carved out a section of paradise for himself in Vietnam, who retains ladies as slaves and youngsters as items to promote. Or the sorrowful tale approximately neighbors who're eternally parted on September eleventh 2001. And the airhostess Jenny who reveals the ideal activity on a Brazilian airline, however it turns out they need extra from her than such a lot employers. What in regards to the candy little previous girl who wins awards for her tarts, yet what are her mystery constituents? Or the doomsday prepper that spends each waking minute of daily prepping for the top of the realm, until eventually one serious mistake alterations every little thing. Or a working laptop or computer company that sells its algorithmic computations to beauty companies, slicing out the necessity to try on animals, yet lower than floor, the mammoth computing device server hosts a hectic mystery. ultimately, a businessman who realizes a bit too past due, what's really very important in lifestyles? Contents 1 Lobster Theodore After a violent outburst, Jim’s lifestyles can be ceaselessly replaced. even though, each cloud has a silver lining whilst the captain discovers definitely the right lobster bait. 2 Little Prick A HIV contaminated guy injects girls together with his tainted blood. One sufferer will get the final word revenge. three Man’s ally A disfigured ex-army bomb disposal professional has carved out a section of paradise for himself in Vietnam. He collects ladies as slaves to continue to exist his farm, and kids for use by means of his American consumers who fly over annually. at the present time is the day they come, yet no longer every little thing is going in response to plan. four Towers of Tears On September eleventh 2001, buddies are perpetually separated. five healthy for the activity Jenny’s clinical checkup clears her for a task as an airhostess for a small Brazilian airline. in spite of the fact that, it kind of feels they need slightly greater than so much employers do. 6 The final Cake Grace has gained each baking pageant she has ever entered. She has only one cake left to make prior to she hangs up her oven-glove. yet what are her mystery constituents? 7 Lockdown A doomsday prepper has every little thing he must live on any finish of day’s situation. His underground bunker is all prepped and prepared. despite the fact that, in his haste to outlive he has made one severe, life-changing mistake. eight Nosey Parker a working laptop or computer company is raking in countless numbers of thousands by means of promoting their most modern algorithmic computations to beauty organizations, slicing out the necessity to try out on animals. even though, less than floor, one portion of the tremendous machine server hosts a nerve-racking mystery. nine Regrets A businessman is taking a flight he has flown hundreds of thousands of instances sooner than. At domestic, he leaves an unfinished argument along with his spouse. notwithstanding, the flight doesn't pass in keeping with plan, and he realizes what an important issues in existence fairly are.
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