WTF Friday: Cannibal Cuties by Bo Noir

Every once in a while, as the mood strikes me, I like to indulge in those titles that are a bit odd . . . a bit different . . . a bit bizarre . . . and a bit freaky. These are books that don't get a lot of press, and which rarely get any retail shelf space.

They're often an underground of sort of literature, best shared through guilty whispers, and often with embarrassed grins. These are our WTF Friday reads!

When your story opens with a rich young man who is enjoying a life doctors said he would be forever denied, a lackadaisical priest who is more interested in his opium than his collar, a drunken sailor who likes to pick at his underwear, and a carpenter with a plastic cast of a woman's breasts in his bunk, you know their halfhearted attempt to Christianize the cannibals isn't likely to go smoothly.

Of course, when the island is populated by savage brutes and Cannibal Cuties, you can rest assured that there's going to be some depraved fun to be had along the way.

Bo Noir tells a fun, darkly humorous tale of coconut cunnilingus, bloody brutality, banana buggery, and human pig roasts that captures the spirit and the language of a different time and place. With the entire story framed by a dying old man confessing the crimes of his past, we not only get some guilty asides and impatient promptings, but some antiquated euphemisms that are pure gold. Additionally, in place of the implied racism you might expect from such a narrator, we get some genuine affection for the natives and, instead, a very gentile sort of disdain for the politics of war.

The fact that the actual cannibalism is played more for laughs than for horror, without exaggeration or embellishment, is almost as shocking as the wild sexual abandon of Lord Dingleberry and his savage Angel. Cannibal Cuties is definitely an odd tale, alternating between deliberately cheesy erotica and slapstick adventure, but it's cleverly framed and certainly a lot of WTF fun throughout.

Paperback, 58 pages
Published October 1st 2014 by Gueraville Books