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The Dark Underbelly of Hymns

By Martin Mundt

HYMN: a song in praise to God, or gods.

UNDERBELLY: the underside of an animal; an inferior or concealed part of something.

Staple these two ideas together in dark unnatural congress and you get something like a mime with Tourette’s Syndrome, shouting random obscenities at a little girl on the street. You get men (and a heavily tattooed, bodily-modified woman named Godiva – rowrrr!) who just aren’t right in the head, but who are allowed to roam the streets with razors and drivers licenses and ferrets like they’re normal, church-going people, singing normal, church-going songs, right up until that moment when you realize they’re really singing demented clown-chants. No, these stories are not hymns, but “The Dark Underbelly of Hymns”. Enjoy!

Martin Mundt’s second collection of horror, humor and the macabre contains a dozen must-read tales, including “The Worst Mime In The World” and “The ‘Nothing Good Ever Came Out Of Being Asked By Your Girlfriend If You Were A Cannibal’ Blues.”


TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PREFACE:
Snatched From The Mouth Of Madness
By John Everson

INTRODUCTION:
So Long, Uncle Joe
By Martin Mundt

STORIES:
The “Nothing Good Ever Came Out Of Being Asked By Your Girlfriend If You Were A Cannibal” Blues
Forty-Eight Across
Freedom
Penis In Furs
Jodie
Bathroom Like A Cloud
The Worst Mime In The World
The Window
The Circus Is All
It’s A Transient Life
Dead Tired
Pennies For Mr. Heaven

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The Dark Underbelly of Hymns
ISBN:978-1491-00861-4
Release Date: July 2013
Trade Paperback: 174 pages

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PRAISE FOR THE AUTHOR:

“The work of newcomer Martin Mundt is sick, insane, surreal, and thoroughly enjoyable. I’m looking forward to more.”
F. Paul Wilson,
author of The Keep and Deep As The Marrow


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