Kindle Edition, 95 pages
Published January 8th 2018 by Wicked Run Press
A 4 star read
Body of Christ, is the story of a young boy named Keagan, who loses his father and has no help from his mother in coping with it. His mother is deeply religious, and only cares about her son becoming as religious as she is. Keagan has other plans, and builds his own Jesus out of his dead father’s flesh and communion wafers.
He also meets a girl named Faith, who buries her used menstrual pads in a memorial graveyard for aborted babies at the church.
I just finished reading this book, and honestly I was gonna wait until tomorrow to write a review, but I have to get it out of my system. I’m not sure if Mark Matthews is religious or not, but holy cow! I have to give him kudos from having the guts to write this novella. There were at least three ( or more? I have no clue)taboo topics in it, and he sure as hell had no problem bringing them up- loudly!
Now, let me tell you, if you’re a Christian this novella will probably not be for you. I personally enjoyed it, even though it grossed me out and was really, really bizarre. I don’t know for sure what the underlying message in this book is (if there is one), but to me it portrayed the dangers of brainwashing and forcing children into religion. I might be wrong, but that’s my two cents.
To summarize it: If you’re squeamish, easily offended or disturbed you might not wanna read this one.