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Fit for Consumption

Stories Both Queer and Horrifying

Publisher: Lethe Press
Year of Publication: 2021
Book type: Short Story Collection
Age: Adult
Genre: Horror
Sub Genre: LGBT
Language: English
POV: First-person, Third-person
Tense: Past
Key Phrases: cannibalism · gay · gay characters · ghosts · ghouls · historical horror
Spice Level:

The spice rating is in regards to the type of sexual content within the book. Below is a helpful guide (courtesy of Georgia C Leigh)

1= YA romantic, making out, MAYBE a closed door.
2= some on page foreplay and nudity but mostly fade to black.
3= open door, on page vanilla sex.
4= on page sex – hot or with kink.
5= erotica.

“”Fit for Consumption is an elegantly written and profoundly disquieting collection of queer horror. Admirers of the lyrical poeticism matched with unrelenting brutality of writers like Clive Barker and Michael McDowell will rejoice as Berman serves as a worthy heir to the throne.””
– Eric LaRocca, author of Things Have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke
Thirteen short stories that bite

These are stories of men facing strange appetites within their own physicality, within a lover or, perhaps, a stranger’s hungers. A high school athlete attends an exclusive wrestling camp, but some of the campers are more focused on the unwelcome boys they claim lurk inside their bellies. A fixit man on a mission to retrieve a runaway finds himself forced into impersonating a pulp hero by her captor. Life as a pledge at a New Orleans fraternity is made all the worse when a cursed flask that fills with whatever the bearer desires, yet also causes the drinker to desire the pledge.

With stories inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, and Ramsey Campbell, the menu has thirteen tales that range from the weird to the humour noir tothe monstrous. No digestif is necessary.

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