Prominent translator and scholar Motoyuki Shibata has published an article discussing Mutilation Song in the Japanese web-journal Kangaeru Hito (“Thinker”). The article examines the book alongside The Organs of Sense, by Adam Ehrlich Sachs, both novels having been recommended by American writer Brian Evenson.
“The evil here does not reside in the tortures and abuses that Dinn, the demon, sends in visions to his anti-Saint-Antoine… but in the disaffection that he arranges, in the rupture of all personal ties. On closer observation, Mutilation Song, like The Plight House before it, is, strangely, a book about love.”
— Lucien Raphmaj
“Dinn’s powers are immense, and when he enumerates them in the ear of Thomas, his ‘apprentice demon’, the most blasé of readers cannot repress a shiver… Jason Hrivnak, who, with The Plight House, made a masterful entry into the literature of malaise, now gives us this new Song added to hell, this poetical call to damnation.”
— Alain Nicolas