Carnal Surgery

Carnal Surgery Autopsy fetishes crippled sex slaves a serial killer who keeps the hands of his victims government conspiracies dead cops and doomed pornographers From operating room morality plays to a town that

  • Title: Carnal Surgery
  • Author: Edward Lee
  • ISBN: 9781936383498
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Paperback
  • Autopsy fetishes, crippled sex slaves, a serial killer who keeps the hands of his victims, government conspiracies, dead cops and doomed pornographers From operating room morality plays to a town that serves up piss and cum mixed drinks, this is the strange and disturbing world of Edward Lee From one of the most notorious, controversial, and extreme voices in horror fictAutopsy fetishes, crippled sex slaves, a serial killer who keeps the hands of his victims, government conspiracies, dead cops and doomed pornographers From operating room morality plays to a town that serves up piss and cum mixed drinks, this is the strange and disturbing world of Edward Lee From one of the most notorious, controversial, and extreme voices in horror fiction comes a new collection of depravity and terror Carnal Surgery collects eleven of Lee s most sought after tales of sex and dismemberment.

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    1. Given that he's an icon of splatterpunk type horror, it's no surprise Edward Lee occupies so much space on my bookshelves - from The Minotauress to Incubi, to The Haunter of the Threshold, to Ghouls, to Succubi. While his novels are his strongest work, allowing him to really delve into the subject and maximize the horror, Carnal Surgery is my first experience with his short stories. I won't go into detail on all the stories included, but instead I thought I'd share some thoughts on my favorites: [...]

    2. I discussed this book and Brain Cheese Buffet over on my site, I Read Odd Books. You can read the entire discussion here. Review snippet:But the final reason I just hated this story relates back to bad dialogue. It happens when the cop confronts the hillbilly pervert and notices his book shelf is filled with philosophy books by the likes of Sartre, Kant, Aquinas, Plato, Hegel, and begins a conversation with the redneck-torso-rapist-lobotomizer-killer-black-market-adoption-schemer-self-taught-phi [...]

    3. So I read a collection, which I don't really care to do. Seems like it's just not enough story to develop a good idea and make it resonate with the reader. My favorite one,that I will most likely remember is Hands; about a killer who takes the hands of his victims. The police have been putting in work to find him, bodies are turning up everywhere, but as of yet, there have been no leads. It had a twisted, "hell, no," ending. Make A Wish has a few gross descriptions of what a new drug would do to [...]

    4. I have never considered myself an Edward Lee fan. I generally read his novels because they are planted firmly in the horror genre and I nearly always enjoy his books but usually lack respect for them. Carnal Surgery is the only short story collection I have read by Lee and it convinced me to never read another by this author. I didn’t hate it quite as much as I hated John Shirley’s Black Butterflies collection, but it was a near thing. I can honestly say that I didn’t enjoy a single story [...]

    5. Given that he's an icon of splatterpunk type horror, it's no surprise Edward Lee occupies so much space on my bookshelves - from The Minotauress to Incubi, to The Haunter of the Threshold, to Ghouls, to Succubi. While his novels are his strongest work, allowing him to really delve into the subject and maximize the horror, Carnal Surgery is my first experience with his short stories. I won't go into detail on all the stories included, but instead I thought I'd share some thoughts on my favorites: [...]

    6. Apparently I read a different book that was reviewed previouslyI'm not too sure if I was lost in translation with the reviews on this book. After reading Ryan Harding's Genital Grinder several months ago I didn't think I could find anything more sick and raunchy (sick and raunchy = awesome). So when I was tasked with finding another read I wanted something as equally entertaining. After reading several reviews of the Backwoods (also by Lee) and other of his novels, I decided on this one because [...]

    7. WOW! This book has perverted priests, autopsies, naked angels, ghosts, homeless people with crabs & lice so if you are easily offended then this is not the book for you!I am a bit disappointed in this book. I had heard that Mr. Lee’s horror books are “To die for”. However I feel whoever told me that must have not read this one! This is a collection of stories that I think could gave had more depth to them. In reading some of these stories I was left thinking “that’s it, Did I miss [...]

    8. I'm a massive fan of Ed Lee and couldn't wait to get into this short selection with the great cover.The book was on the whole an enjoyable read, but I felt the selection, and sometimes ordering, of the tales was its weak point. For example, there are two stories with a very predictable ending, and these tales are placed next to each other, which kinda causes a double-hit of disappointment. Also, as Lee in this collection dwells on the homeless, prostitutes and drug users, a lot of the scenes and [...]

    9. So this was significantly less disturbing than brain cheese buffet and quite honestly that was a good thing for me. I like Edward Lee's writing style when its allowed to blossom like in works like this or city infernal as opposed to when he's writing in the guise of philosophical scholar inbred rednecks. Now I gave brain cheese buffet a good rating as well but for different reasons. These stories were good, they flowed quickly and the way he put information into them in such a way that it wasn't [...]

    10. Carnal Surgery is a short story collection from hardcore horror author Edward Lee and features 11 tales ranging from the extremely gory to the downright weird with everything inbetween.[return][return]Whilst I don't want to give away the contents of the 11 stories as that would only ruin the surprise written within; I can assure anyone reading this that they are all gems and this is a collection that contains no 'filler' stories. It has a superb mixture of tales which has a good mixture of style [...]

    11. I went into this book really wanting to enjoy it. It was described as "extreme" and "horrific" and "intense" and "perverse" and I thought: "Awesome! I love the sound of that. I love horror movies and twisted gore and perverted, sick shit". But these stories fell flat. They were interesting enough and reasonably well written but not nearly anything I'd consider "extreme". I kept reading this just waiting to get to a story that was even remotely "extreme" but I finished the whole book never being [...]

    12. Not nearly as gory as Brain Cheese Buffet, leaning more toward gritty crime shorts with a tinge of horror. The straight up horror is more philosophical and sedate, not overly chilling, but still written with a sure hand.

    13. Ed Lee is an acquired taste and his stories/novels can be hit or miss. Overall I enjoyed this collection of stories. Of course there were some that just did not make the cut but that is true in any short story collection.

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