A brilliant aspect of Lee Adam Herold's artistic vision in Chopping Block is his lack of seriousness and his use of juxtaposition; he isn't glorifying his focal character's random excessive slaughter, he looks beyond that to see how he (Butch) views the 'normal' aspects of the world with respects to his own insane vision.

On a clear, moonlit night, Butch watches two young lovers making out in a car; he is vexed to learn that his meathook is in his other pants pocket. Butch fawns over the faint glimmer of hope in the eyes of a window cleaner as he falls to his death, in the way that a saner person may remember a similar form of eye contact in a less gory situation. Butch pauses while dismembering a gardener in a wood chipper, distracted by a pretty butterfly.

It is these shifts in the perception of reality that makes Chopping Block stand out from the vast array of 'dark' literature.