Friday, October 18, 2019

The Things Eric Eats Before He Eats Himself, by Carmen Maria Machado


(Mythic Horror) The title speaks for itself: Eric is under a curse to always be hungry, and this story pretty much describes what he eats before he (with some help) eats himself. (2,034 words; Time: 06m)

"The Things Eric Eats Before He Eats Himself," by (edited by Dominik Parisien and Navah Wolfe), appeared in (RSR review), published on by .

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

Review: 2019.559 (A Word for Authors)

Pro: It’s very faithful to the Erysichthon myth, and it does a better job of explaining how he ate himself at the end.

Con: The original myth is pretty gross, and so is this story. There’s almost nothing to it beyond the original myth, other that a bit of message fiction about how bad rich people are.

Other Reviews: Search Web,
Carmen Maria Machado Info: Interviews, Websites, ISFDB, FreeSFOnline

Follow RSR on Twitter, Facebook, RSS, or E-mail.

No comments (may contain spoilers):

Post a Comment (comment policy)