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

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