Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Cluck: Murder Most Fowl by Eric D. Knapp

Cluck: A Murder Most Fowl

Published: 2007
Genre: Zombies (chickens not humans)
Paperback: 340 pages
Rating: 4

Inspiration: my R.I.P. challenge and Weekly Zombies (weekly post to share my latest zombie reviews and blogosphere finds) and Helluva Halloween

Cluck is many things. At its heart, it is a story of the epic conflict between good and evil, guilt and innocence, man and chicken. It's about making a difference in a crazy world, and breaking free of the confines of tradition.

Cluck is a playful cross between humor and horror; a delicate balance that leaves a smile on your face and a shiver down your spine. It is an award-winning piece of literary fiction that elevates itself above the ridiculous premise upon which is was written, yet it remains fun, a free-spirited and colorful adventure.

My thoughts:
In-a-word: exorcist

Supernatural elements are at work (or play) in this story about a "special" kind of exorcism.

You'll enjoy a battle between the Exorciste de Volaille (poulty exorcist) and ghost/zombie chickens.

As you can guess, there are more LOL moments than gore. This is a fun way to learn about chicken antics - like floating tomatoes...

The difference between a zombie, a ghost, a ghoul, etc., largely depends on the amount of leftover flesh and the degree of opacity. The common denominators are "dead" and "walking the earth" and "terrifying." -page 215

7 comments:

  1. I just have (HAVE) to get this for me and my husband (who is a huge zombie fan).

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  2. Okay, people can say puns are horrible, lowest form of humor, whatever. I LOVE me some silly puns, so this title has got me.
    And the description? I mean, come ON!

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  3. HAHAH! I love the premise of this book and...yeah. I just love it. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Haha! This is so random, I'm at a loss for words. Nice review! :)

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  5. This really sounds like fun to read. I love a good battle. Hah! :)

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  6. Thanks for coming back and linking through Helluva Halloween! I want this crazy book spread around. : )

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  7. This one looks, like, totally fowl!!! HA HA!! I'm a dork, I know!

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