Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Genital Grinder” as Want to Read:
Genital Grinder
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Genital Grinder

3.62  ·  Rating details ·  244 ratings  ·  47 reviews
Genital Grinder collects the most sought after and most extreme fiction from the diamond in the puke – Ryan Harding.

Introduction: Enjoy the Gang Rape by Edward Lee
Bottom Feeder
Damaged Goods
Sharing Needles
Genital Grinder: A Snuff Film in 5 Acts
Genital Grinder II: Dis-Membered
ebook, 168 pages
Published 2012 by Deadite Books
More Details... Edit Details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Genital Grinder, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Genital Grinder

Community Reviews

Showing 1-30
Average rating 3.62  · 
Rating details
 ·  244 ratings  ·  47 reviews

More filters
Sort order
Matthew Vaughn
May 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, 2012, reviewed
This was my first foray into the extreme horror genre as far as books go. I am familiar with other authors in the genre, like Edward Lee, but for whatever reason I have never sat down and read any of their work. I came across this particular book because the publisher, Deadite Press, has been reprinting a lot of Brian Keene’s work. I have been impressed by the quality of their books, and have heard nothing but great things about Genital Grinder itself.

This collection of seven stories range in l
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was my very first taste of splatterpunk and it was a doozie. The title and cover both grabbed me instantly and I thought, "Well, this oughta be interesting..."

Some stories are stronger than others, there's a very dark sense humor that bubbles up like stomach acid and pretty much some of the sickest shit I've read can be found right here. Harding's style seems cutting edge to me, maybe it's in the delivery. It's matter of fact but there is substance and soul there--doesnt always
Mar 08, 2014 rated it it was amazing
If you're reading a book that has a forward by Edward Lee odds are you should either run screaming or settle into a comfy chair and prepare to get your freak on. If a book is endorsed by Edward Lee it has to be good right?

Ryan Harding is quite a talented writer. He's able to present a story that revolves around some pretty sick subjects. If you have a weak stomach or dislike splatter punk then why are you even here?

The fact is that there is more to Harding than the typical gorefest that Geni
Sheri White
Jun 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
This book of short stories will punch you in the face, bloody your nose, then make you swallow the blood and puke.
This was far better than the "let's see how gross and extreme I can be!" i was expecting based on all the marketing material. Instead the introduction by Edward Lee is very much on point when he indicates Harding can write and write well.

In this collection of inter-related tales, Harding plumbs the depths of human depravity while also somehow managing to keep things light - at least in any tale that relates to Von and his sidekick Greg. But it is actually two of his more serious tales, Development and Emissary wh
Ms. Nikki
It thrives in the wilds of nether regions
Looking for a place to grow its lesions.
In your cells do they multiply and grow.
Eating away the flesh below.
Sometime they burrow,
in the furrow of your hair.
Maybe you can spot them in your underwear.
The moist condition causes them to flourish and sow.
You can feel them thriving, itching to go.
They like to travel from friend to foe.
Lay in your bed,
Rest on your pillow.

by Nikki

Sep 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
A bloody, gruesome, disgusting, vomit-inducing gore-fest with plenty of murder, incest, rape, and torture to make any hardcore horror lover squirm. Every type of fluid the human body can expunge wets these pages. Things like maggots being placed into a disease-ridden porn star to a penis being severed and cauterized to a guy torturing and having sex with his sister are all described in graphic detail. For fans of Extreme Horror and Bizarro.
Apr 26, 2012 rated it liked it
Ryan Harding's GENITAL GRINDER is deplorable and that is exactly why you should read it. Harding is able to write extreme horror in a way that many, even most can't, he is able to do it with story. In a genre too easily engrossed in being extreme for the sake of being extreme, Harding employs solid storytelling. The result is a book you can't put down but often have to close your eyes to read.

The books is a series of short stories however the stories all have a thread that runs throu
Kev Hector
Aug 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Genital Grinder in a few words.....pretty sick and twisted. After reading a 'straight to the point' introduced by the great Ed Lee (what would you expect) I was looking forward to delving into the short stories. Ryan Harding certainly doesn't hold back and gets straight to the point.
It was clever how he managed to combine the stories keeping the same characters for most if the time. Personally, I'm a little selective to which author to follow and collect their work though I can safely say
John Raptor
Apr 23, 2018 rated it liked it
In "Emissary," a boy watches films similar to the Faces of Death videos from the 70s and 80s. That's where this book really picked up for me. If you're looking for dark humor and a gross-out read that will contort your facial features into continual cringes, check out Genital Grinder. The title says it all.

I like books that push the boundaries of what is acceptable and decent; I like prose that makes my skin crawl. This is not for everybody.
Nathan "N.R." Gaddis
Mar 12, 2017 marked it as goldfinch-in-juice
Book's nothing but an excuse to post a Carcass track ::
Aug 27, 2014 rated it liked it
I’ve reviewed some extreme horror before, but today is when the kid gloves come off for a bare-knuckle throwdown. Before you dive into Ryan Harding’s short story compilation, make sure you haven’t eaten for the past twelve hours and there’s plenty of hot water, because you’re going to need a long shower after this literary torture session. Edward Lee wrote the introduction, and he has nothing but praise for both author and text.

Let that sink in for a moment. Edward "I Write Books Abo
Richard (Davros)
Nov 18, 2012 rated it did not like it
Terrible book. And not in a good way.

I am into gory, macabre books. A friend on Facebook put me in contact with a friend of hers who she thought like the same thing as I do. My new friend, in passing, mentionned this book, and said it was gone of the worst books she had read - in a good way.

I thought it was too boring. A few funny bits, but only a few. I think the author was relying on explicit sex scenes to shock. If he was using sex to shock, then he is about thirty yea
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Loved Von and Greg....they made the book!
A difficult one to rate.

I feel like I want to give the first half of the book four stars, and the second half two. I can't say I've ever been quite so divided on a rating. I suppose the fair thing is to settle in the middle.
The first half is brilliant, disturbing and completely depraved. The stories tie together in unique and fun ways. The second half while disturbing at times, felt a bit unfocused. Almost like an idea not quite fully flushed out yet.
Jul 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: horror
Meh. After Edward Lee's introduction I expected a lot more. Some stories were a little bit entertaining, and some not even that. Not only they won't haunt me five weeks later - I actually couldn't recall the stories from the beginning of the book when I finished it. The gross stuff wasn't shocking, it was repetitive and boring. Not a winner.
Mar 30, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
Ryan Harding creates a rich and disturbing world in GENITAL GRINDER. While brutally grotesque, there is substance and story behind everything that happens. It’s not just pointless gross outs like a lot of Extreme Horror. Most of the stories have very interesting concepts and there are great anecdotes throughout that really draw you into the stories.

Here’s a short synopsis on a few of the stories that stood out to me:

DEVELOPMENT is about a high school student who develops
Shadow Girl
Oct 09, 2012 rated it really liked it
Think you’re hardcore? Think again.
I thought I was HARDER than hardcore, and… I didn’t handle this as easily as I believed I would. (That’s evident by the amount of time that passed between my first reading and this post!)

My showers are never hot enough any more.
The backs of my eyeballs itch.
I think I caught something, a VVD.

Due to Extreme Content Warning, the full review is posted on BBB ~ come join the discussion!

virtual venereal disease
Mar 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Marquis de Sade for the modern era. I'm not the sort of person who gets shocked or disgusted easily, but there were a few moments in this book that made me audibly gag. I'm impressed. There were also a few laugh out loud moments too. Basically it was unputdownable, pretty sure I had a wide-eyed look of joy on my face every minute I was reading this collection. If you like OTT gross-out gore and violence (like I do) then you'll love this. If not then give it a wiiiiide berth.
Feb 20, 2013 rated it liked it
It was alright. While I appreciated the gore and outright debauchery, the writing itself seemed slightly elementary. In Edward Lee's introduction, he gives the impression that this is one of Harding's first books. I think that would become self-evident after reading the first chapter. It was a fun read, though.
The Grim Reader
Gross out

Interesting if your an Ed Lee fan for the gross out factor. Harding is clearly a talented writer though I believe that the best is yet to come. Three and a half stars for me. Good stuff.
Dec 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Edward Lee's introduction is spot on. This is a short story collection done right. I absolutely loved it!
Russell Holbrook
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As soon as I read the title and saw the cover art I was super stoked to read this book! Not knowing anything about it, I was expecting a novel. Instead what I got was a collection of amazingly twisted intertwining short stories that take place in a shared universe.

There are some excellent reviews of this book already posted on Goodreads that pretty much say everything I would (please read reviews by Matthew Vaughn and Frank Edler), so, all I can say is that I loved it, and that reading Genital
May 06, 2019 rated it did not like it
I was really disappointed in this book. I started out super excited because of the title, the tip of the hat from Edward Lee, the cover art, all of it...
While Harding was great at creating all these brutally horrific scenes, the rest fell short. The environmental elements and the unfolding of the story were confusing, lost and not clear. I couldn't get into the rhythm of his writing. It was all killer and no filler. Total gross out (which I'll give it to Harding, he knows how, and well done at
Josh Warfel
Sep 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A well written, wonderfully deranged read.
Boring, pointless and forgettable short-stories. Edward Lees introduction is the only part worth reading.
James Meeks
Apr 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Blasphemous, perverse, evil, mean-spirited, vile, deviant, abnormal...

These are the adjectives, well some of them, that could be used to describe Deadite's recent collection of short stories by Ryan Harding. The forward by Edward Lee had me wondering if the man himself was just trying to sell the guys writings. But, no! every word is true. Ryan Harding is one messed up guy!

Honestly that is a good thing in my books and if any clinical doctor knew it I might find myself wit
Mar 26, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Before reading this book I had never heard of Ryan Harding, but Deadite Press have a good history thus far of publishing only great authors and when the introduction is done by someone like Edward Lee then it was always going to be worth a try.

The book is a selection of short stories with most of them having a similar theme to them - hardcore violence - but this isn't just a straight forward gore fest as there is a story behind the tales which is not something you always get with the
David Bernstein
Jul 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Genital Grinder is an EXTREMELY, OUTRAGEOUS, SICK and TWISTED collection of short stories, but it's more than that. The book read almost like a novel, with most of the stories telling the tale of Greg and Von and their crazy-ass adventures. When I wasn't ready to vomit, I was cracking up. Literally, laughing out loud. But this collection isn't all about grossing you out (although that is a large part of it) because there is an entertaining story to follow, as each long-short (some novella length ...more
Brian Mcclain
Jun 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: splatterpunk, horror
I read this book because I had heard it was the worst of the worst, and quite honestly it wasn't as shocking as I had hoped it would be. There were points where I was disgusted but the shock was all gone because it beat me over the head with how disgusting it could be. The writing itself was interesting enough, with good pacing, and nothing seemed like it went on too long outside of the disgusting passages. I guess its just in a context like this they never really go anywhere. I suppose my favor ...more
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Readers also enjoyed

  • Like Porno for Psychos
  • Brain Cheese Buffet
  • Muerte Con Carne
  • Sleep Disorder
  • The Cage
  • Zombies and Shit
  • Suffer the Flesh
  • BigBoobenstein
  • Zippered Flesh: Tales of Body Enhancements Gone Bad!
See similar books…
Ryan Harding is the author of Genital Grinder, the co-author of Header 3 with Edward Lee and Reincarnage with Jason Taverner, the co-author with Edward Lee, Jack Ketchum, Brian Keene, Shane McKenzie, Bryan Smith, Wrath James White, JF Gonzalez, and Nate Southard of Sixty-Five Stirrup Iron Road (both from Deadite Press), as well as co-author of Partners in Chyme with Edward Lee. His work has appear ...more
“A world more in contact with each other than ever, and we chose to tell each other what we ordered for lunch.” 0 likes
More quotes…