Wednesday, October 14, 2015

The Language of Knives, by Haralambi Markov, February 4, 2015; 2,719 words
Rating: 2, Not recommended  Recommended By: io9   SFEP

A man butchers the corpse of his husband to cook a meal for the gods, as required by his culture's funeral rites.

Mini-Review (click to view--possible spoilers)

Pro: The protagonist reconciles with his daughter.

Con: This story is painful to read--the grisly details of dismembering and cooking the body of a loved one are almost unbearable. The whole thing is impossible to believe, from start to end.

1 comment (may contain spoilers):

  1. I really didn't know what to think of this - I was unable to stop reading despite not enjoying what was being told even one little bit. It managed to convey a vast amount of pain and hurt. I think it was an excellent story that I never want to have to read again.