Rue Morgue #150: David Cronenberg Novel Review

In this issue, I reviewed David Cronenberg’s debut novel, “Consumed.” As you might imagine, it’s heavy on body horror—self cannibalism, diseased breasts, and much more. As you’d also imagine, no matter the medium Cronenberg is a terrific storyteller with an unnerving imagination.

I didn’t love the mechanics of all his writing and found the ending confusing, to say nothing of the most intense passages of horror being extremely uncomfortable, but it’s a good read. I believe he’s working to translate the novel to the screen these days.