I was first exposed to the writing of Ryan Harding with the collection EXCITABLE BOYS and the split chapbook with Edward Lee, PARNERS IN CHYME. His stories were extremely gross, violent, and sadistic – I fucking loved them! But those were the only stories of his that I was able to find for many years.
Flash forward to Brian Keene coming to Portland to meet with Rose O’Keefe, Carlton Mellick III, and myself about his signing to Deadite Press. After we were done with business, we were hanging out and drinking and Keene asked me if there were any authors that I wanted to work with. I brought up Ryan Harding and how I didn’t know how to contact him. Keene promptly put us in contact and from that came this collection.
GENITAL GRINDER collects almost every story that Harding had written up the publication. As the title implies, these stories are fucking sick, perverted, and filled with misanthropic glee. Whereas Lee normally has a sense of comedy to his work, Harding approaches hardcore horror from a much nastier angle.
This book is the definition of “not for everyone.” But if you’re a sick fuck (like me), this is one of the greatest collections of depravity out there.
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