“With his latest, Muntz presents the tale of a strange creature that feeds off pain and the terrible price that must be paid to make all the torment go away.”
Two brothers reunite in Michigan after their father dies. They’ve never really been that close … and now they have to live together. One of the brothers finds a weird creature vomited up from a dead cat.
This creature feeds off human pain.
It feels good, so good. The brother wants to hurt himself more and more, just so the pain can be eaten.
As the creature becomes a part of him, he must destroy everything to make the pain go away. But some wounds are so deep they’ll never heal.
Why we’re excited about this book:
Readers who prefer their weird fiction on the avant-garde, literary side should really enjoy the works of Kyle Muntz. Creator of the video game The Pale City, Muntz is the author of Scary People, Voices, VII (A Novel): The Life, Times, and Tragedy of Sir Edward William Locke the Third: Gentleman, Green Lights, and Sunshine in the Valley. With his latest, Muntz presents the tale of a strange creature that feeds off pain and the terrible price that must be paid to make all the torment go away. Eric LaRocca (Things have Gotten Worse Since We Last Spoke) calls The Pain Eater: “Absurd, grim, and wonderfully unique, Kyle Muntz’s The Pain Eater is an exceptional read from a new and distinct voice in horror.”, and Nick Mamatas (I Am Providence, The Second Shooter) says: “What if the horror boom of the 1980s had instead exploded during the era of emo? Everybody you know would be reading and re-reading The Pain Eater. A dark slow burn of a novel.”. Brian Evenson (Song for the Unraveling of the World) calls The Pain Eater “Playful and painful and surreally real, and great fun to read.”