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The Pain Eater by Kyle Muntz [book review]

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The Pain Eater

Book: The Pain Eater

By: Kyle Muntz

Published: July 5, 2022

Publisher: Clash Books

Genre: Horror

Pages: 274

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About The Pain Eater

The Pain Eater follows two brothers who are kind of grown and haven’t been living with each other for a while. But now they are kind of being forced to live with one another. Michael is still young and refuses to listen. Steven just wants to spend time with him but Michael finds him annoying. Halie is always there and tries to get Michael to understand a little better.

When Michael’s cat dies and a weird creature comes out of it everything starts to change. It starts to eat away at their pain and completely changes their lives.

The Pain Eater

What I thought

I want to thank Kyle Muntz for the opportunity to read and review The Pain Eater. I have to admit I love the cover and the concept of the book. It’s kind of a crazy idea to me of a monster being able to eat away your pain. If this were real I do kind of wonder if people would take advantage of it. Or would people be scared because I know there would be people who would take advantage of this? If you have a lot of pain why wouldn’t you want to get rid of it? I know I would want to numb the pain if I could. I just don’t know how I would feel about a monster being the one to take it away.

What needs work

My only thing is that I wish things were explained more. What exactly is this creature? Why does he eat people’s pain? There is another thing towards the end of the book where we find out about other creatures that I wish was explained more. I’m not going to go into detail about that because I don’t want to give much away.

The only other thing I wish was fleshed out a little better was the dialogue. There are parts of it where it just seemed a little awkward and seemed to be completely off base from what was going on in the scene.

I think this is one book that a part of me kind of wishes was real. Seriously how many people would this help if this were a reality?

To me, this was a three-star read. It has a cool concept but I wouldn’t say that it’s really scary. But I do have to say that there are some graphic parts to the story. If you’re squeamish then this might not be the best read for you.

If this book caught your interest then you might also enjoy Children of Chicago.

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