Pound of Flesh [First Impression]

Pound Of Flesh is honestly the most WTF story I have been reading in a long time. They’re literally slicing off their flesh and sharing it between co-workers!

Alt Titles살을 섞다, Mix the flesh, Sal-eul Seokkda
CreatorsSeoh Nam [남세오] (Author)
Seogeul [서글] (Artist)
LicensedYes, Manta.net
Release2020
AdaptedNovel, excerpt from a story.
GenreDramaHorrorMature WarningMental / Physical AbuseMurder / Attempted MurderPsychological

Pound Of Flesh Summary

Sharing flesh for lunch?

Very normal.A world where people share their flesh. I give mine to others, and they carve a piece for me.

It’s toxic corporate culture on another level — how long could you last in a workplace like this?

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Pound Of Flesh [First Impression]
Pound Of Flesh is a really odd story, starting with a new employee joining a company dinner.

It seems in this world, sharing flesh between each other is something of a common thing.

However, you’re obviously not allowed to just randomly take a chunk off someone’s leg. No, permission has to be given by the person sharing the flesh.

It’s honestly a good-ish euphemism for most things we might have to do in order to fit in. It can be anything from alcohol to s*x, unless you give it freely it’s not OK.

The art is honestly not that great, but it works for the purpose of the manhwa. There’s not any real blood or anything, so it’s downplaying the actual flesh-cutting part. However, if you are, or have been self-harming, I’d probably stay away from this one.

Pound Of Flesh [First Impression]
It’s very clear-cut and not exactly offering a lot of content past the shock factor.

There’s a novel, so maybe it helps to bring some information to the world of the manhwa.

Sadly enough, the manhwa seems a bit odd and not in a good way. I just can’t get my head around the whole sharing flesh part, nor understand how everyone is fine with it.

Honestly, the story is messed up on a different level than I’m used to and that’s impressive.

Final thoughts: If you have a manta account, then you can read it for sure. However, I don’t think this is a story they’re actively trying to use to get people signing up. It’s not that amazing but the WTF-factor made it a slightly enjoyable read.

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