Some tales are best told wet, dripping with blood and bowels, like a freshly slaughtered steer, its flesh and organs splayed across the butcher’s floor for all the world to see. Whether listening to such stories or seeing such slaughters, the observer is witnessing two primal truths: Fear can be measured in body parts, and death is rarely heroic. These eight tales were run through the meat grinder and served raw. If you’re going in, bring plenty of napkins.
- Eric Crawford
I liked it all
there was not a single story in this whole book that I couldn't get behind It was a very good book and very well performed be listening to it again in a while.
Collection of body horror stories for the win!
Review of “Visceral by Christine Morgan and PatrickC. Harrison lll”
A collection of body horror with 4 short stories from each author.
Where are you Brain Harding? (I hope I spelled your name right.) The forward for this book is just perfect. It has me on the edge of my seat waiting for more. He gives you just enough description of the stories to come. I appreciate the thought of not going into much detail as to not spoil anything for the readers.
Well here I go into these Visceral stories of collected flesh!
Going Green by Christine Morgan - A futuristic story of body modification from a girl’s POV. She must really love the planet or just wanted to make a statement and WOW those around her. Interesting concept.
Placenta by Patrick C. Harrison lll - Doctors telling their most absurd stories to each other. The first line starts with having a patient with a guinea pig up his rectum. The story can only get wilder from here. This could be a bizarro horror story.
Vicarious by Christine Morgan - If you could actually live vicariously through someone else by giving pieces of yourself, would you? . Seems like a cool idea but is it really? I guess it depends on what kind of experience you’re living through. Another cool concept story.
Full Moon Shindig by Patrick C. Harrison lll - This is definitely not the party I want to go to. Super sick 🤢🤮. Major TW here. Rich people seriously have nothing better to do. I’m so happy with how this story turned though. I’m ashamed to say I really liked this one. ⭐️
Little Fingers by Christine Morgan - OMG! This story is like turning off all the lights and just feeling/sensing what is happening. Then the story turns full circle and you realize what’s really happening. It’s so wrong when children are involved. I think figuring it out is the best part. ⭐️
Mildred’s Garden by Patrick C. Harrison lll- This is a fun little story about jealousy. You better check yourself before it comes back around to bite you in the ass.
Bad Tastes by Christine Morgan - A man with a taste aversion does everything he can to not TASTE again. Body modification story. This is the sort of stuff that has me so intrigued. ⭐️
Pigs by Patrick C. Harrison lll - On no!!! I wasn’t sure of this story when it started but damn why you gotta do me like this! No no no no no!!!! 😭 Absolutely my favorite in the collection. ⭐️
All the stories are fun and interesting but like all short story collections I tend to find a few favorites which I have starred. Overall I gave this collection 4 ⭐️.
The narrator is amazing! He has a gruff natural voice that is easy to settle into but he can change his voice to suit a character without a problem. I very much loved this narrator.