This short story is most wonderfully macabre! Oh yes, I loved where Hicks took me on this short dark journey.
Reclusive chef Heinrich Schauer has invited six guests to a blind twelve-course tasting menu.
What You Eat
While snow blankets the isolated Swiss valley surrounding his estate, the guests feast eagerly, challenging one another to guess at the secret tastes plated before them.
Meat Is Murder
As they eat, each guest is overtaken by carnal appetites, unaware of their host’s savage plans…or of the creature lurking below.
One thing is clear: There is more on the menu than any of them have bargained for.
Consumption is a 12,000 word (approx.) short story. It contains graphic depictions of sex and violence, and is intended for mature audiences.
A dinner party to die for. Seated and wearing hideous masks provided by the host, the guests are only known to each other by their knowledge of attending these secret dinner parties where food, cooked exquisitely, has no limits. Twelve courses of something they cannot guess at even though that is the only topic of conversation allowed.
Meanwhile the host is cooking and watching his guests as they consume; and are consumed by the courses, and without its vocal chords the main ingredient screams silently as it is carefully cut up and cooked.
You may imagine the outcome as you read on but you cannot guess the complexities as they unfold and are finally revealed.
Cleverly thought out, I was both disgusted and excited by this tale. Hicks has such a dark imagination and certainly does not play it safe in his writing.
Apart from the cover of this ebook which makes it look a wee bit like a children’s book (and its not – trust me!!) there is nothing I dislike about this book.
This a MUST read for horror fans.
Note to myself……now I need to read Divergence
Many thanks to the author for an advanced copy of this book in return for my honest review.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 224 KB
- Print Length: 53 pages
- Publishing date: 14 October 2014
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00NXHUUIY
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
Available to pre order from: Amazon (14 October 2014) – £0.77 !