Life is Beta by Ha-Yong Bak is a collection of stories that should shock readers and bend a few minds. Might as well but a trigger warning first. Are you a reader offended by graphic descriptions of cannibalism? If you proudly answered without intending to make a pun “No, I can stomach it,” proceed to the next level. Are you bothered by third parties feeding parts of bodies to the victims themselves? This is people chewing on their own body parts carried to an extreme. Still with us? If not; if you decided finger food should not literally be fingers, you should pass on this collection BUT you will miss some good, twisted writing. Not everything is about cannibalism but it is a frequently appearing element. On the positive side, gratuitous and offensive sex is absent. Maybe cannibalism breaks the mood.