Tender Is the Flesh

    • 4.3 • 598 Ratings
    • $12.99
    • $12.99

Publisher Description

Working at the local processing plant, Marcos is in the business of slaughtering humans—though no one calls them that anymore.

His wife has left him, his father is sinking into dementia, and Marcos tries not to think too hard about how he makes a living. After all, it happened so quickly. First, it was reported that an infectious virus has made all animal meat poisonous to humans. Then governments initiated the “Transition.” Now, eating human meat—“special meat”—is legal. Marcos tries to stick to numbers, consignments, processing.

Then one day he’s given a gift: a live specimen of the finest quality. Though he’s aware that any form of personal contact is forbidden on pain of death, little by little he starts to treat her like a human being. And soon, he becomes tortured by what has been lost—and what might still be saved.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2020
August 4
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
224
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
3.3
MB

Customer Reviews

CMS099 ,

Speechless

I LITERALLY read the entire thing in one sitting. Such a mind boggling read… still trying to wrap my head around that ending. I wish I could read it all over again.

I just wish that it was a longer book..

Girlwiththefirehair ,

Sloppy

The author sets up plot points with conflict and never provides the reader with any resolution for those parts of the plot. The ending seemed like the author was trying to meet a deadline and didn’t properly plan out the ending. I thought the sudden ending was sloppy and did not do the story actual justice.

DirrtyDperkins ,

Better than American Psycho.

I read this book a couple months ago in 3 days. I don’t believe I have ever given reviews on books besides stars on here or ever. Since reading the book I have gone to watch 2 different psychological thriller/horror movies and within the first 5 minutes of both I want to pause the movie and switch to “watch” this book, Then to remember I read this amazing piece of art. I DONT WANT a movie…I just…y’all this book. It gives you the best PTSD.

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