I had the pleasure of reading Colleen Chen’s novel Dysomorphic Kingdom, a unique novel in the tradition of modern bizarro fiction, feminist erotica, and non-traditional fantasy.

It was a great, thought provoking read. Totally recommend it!

Here’s my short review of Dysmporphic Kingdom:


A bizarro twist on traditional fantasy tropes, Dysmorphic Kingdom follows Vesper’s quest through a magical kingdom to find the owner of a walking, talking, and very horny detached penis.

In a world were women are bartered and education is replaced with magic, Vesper stands out as a strong and confident protagonist that fights against the currents of her family’s conservative traditions. With the the threat of marrying a man she despises, Vesper goes on a mad trek to the king’s court to find the owner of this strangely lovable, anthropomorphic penis.

On her way, she encounters a plague of severed body parts and dark forces at work.


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