REVIEW: The Grim Reader
"All Internal looks at the connection between the mind and the body and it will take you to a place where the character seemingly has control of neither"
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ALL INTERNAL / novella / Dynatox Ministries:
In this grotesque and dark novella, Terence Hannum introduces us to Anita, a camgirl who finds herself awakening in situations that she cannot control. After questioning her sanity she realizes that she is not alone in her body and at the mercy of a malignant parasitic entity. All Internal takes us into the edges of the mind-body problem by way of reproduction, replication and division.
"In the lineage of Dennis Cooper’s The Sluts, Olivier Assayas’ Demonlover and all things Cronenberg, All Internal collapses body, mind, culture, and technology to reveal the parasitic consciousness that emerges when pleasure gets warped and weaponized."
- Tim Kinsella, author of THE KARAOKE SINGER'S GUIDE TO SELF-DEFENSE
"Beautifully written take of suspense from the author of Between the Remains, the new All Internal retains the unearthly Florida humidity but ups the ante and the body count. Anita is a young, ordinary, woman who works as a cam model for an audience base who seem to love her as much for her unknowability as for her desire to please. Actual porn scenes she’s been putting off, but now her handlers are putting on the pressure and she caves. Is it a coincidence that just at this moment her consciousness splits asunder, with the human, sexual part watched as if from afar by a demanding, controlling, and merciless entity? Of the old Anita there is only her body, a few sentences, and endless submission both to the unknown and to the market we all know so well. This allegory never lets up, and without mercy Hannum makes the analogy between porn and horror as clear and sharp as the black mirror of that alien lens."
- Kevin Killian, author of TWEAKY VILLAGE and IMPOSSIBLE PRINCESS
"In this vicious, startling novella, Terence Hannum brilliantly reimagines the adult industry as a porous battlespace inhabited by malevolent intelligences. You'll never look at porn the same way again."
- Jeremy P. Bushnell, author of THE WEIRDNESS and THE INSIDES
Cover art by SEAN DACK / Designed by Terence Hannum
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"Spencer and Galen are dragged by their mom and their new “dad figure” to the swamplands of Florida, thrust into a new school system, patronized, bullied, starved for love. Like many white teens they turn to death metal to keep them alive and suspicious, and in this cliquey, smug, Christian village, already half rotting from the heat and the damp, there’s plenty of bad a-brew. One day Galen wakes up and his older, beloved brother has gone missing—and it’s like nobody really cares. Like most American novels of noir, Beneath the Remains is laid in a world without rules. Imagine yourself a kid in that world—or is this how most kids grow up today, in a shimmer of danger, magnified by mass ignorance?
Terence Hannum is a master story-teller with a slow beady eye, focused on human and earthbound evil, and this, his first novel, will keep you awake all night long in the grip of some uncanny power. Way I see it, Beneath the Remains has got to be the book of the year." - Kevin Killian
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"Something is very wrong amidst the palm trees and planned housing developments, and only Galen seems to know… or so he thinks. Hannum’s striking imagery and beautiful, stark prose lends almost a Harmony Korine-esque atmosphere to Beneath The Remains, a theatre of the grotesque in mankind. This novel’s faded kodachrome setting speaks to a sense of detachedness and nostalgia – the profound emptiness of being a teenage metalhead in a planned world, a stranger in a strange land." - Jon Rosenthal Invisible Oranges
"As vibrant as the imagery is, the story of Beneath the Remains plays out as a disparaging noir. Florida was not the paradise it was believed to be. Numerous homeless children and adults alike are described to live behind a Home Depot. Floridians in a local church grapple with the notion of death and cling to the idea of resurrection. Many times, the story switches between Galen’s memories of his time with Spencer and current occurrences with his friends Aaron and Zach, as well as other fleeting or recurring characters that appear. Both timelines become increasingly darker as Galen’s flashbacks of Spencer become angrier, tense, and on occasion, perverse, as they chronicle the brothers’ move to Florida. Meanwhile, his mother and stepfather outwardly struggle with Spencer’s absence and the police begin to step up their involvement in the missing person case." -The Amalgam
"The brunt of the story revolves around Spencer’s sudden disappearance, and how Galen handles this great loss. Interspersed throughout are flashbacks before Spencer went missing, including those from an abandoned house the brothers called “Satan House.” This multi-story clubhouse is another symbol of the hold metal has on them, with inverted crosses painted on walls, heavy alcohol consumption prevalent, and cassettes of the latest the underground has to offer reverberating through the house." - Dan Marsicano Vice