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Giveaway dates: Jan 11 - Feb 20, 2017
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PART 1: Introduction to the Town of Abryne and its residents
The initial set up of the book which includes the first half of the novel is NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING and easily worthy of 5 stars in my opinion. It is one of the most ...more
5 Stars for this Gloriously Depraved and Shockingly Disturbing Horror Fiction
MEAT was set in a dystopian world where veganism is blasphemous and punishable by gruesome death. Richard Shanti, a top cattle stunning stockman proudly known as 'Ice Pick' was a legendary figure in Abyrne. No one would have thought he would be risking not only his life but his family's as well for denying meat as his sustenance. Shanti was torn between protecting his family and appeasing his tumultuous conscience that ...more
This is a bitter struggle for supremacy between The Meat Baron of The Magnus Meat Processing plant and The Welfare headed by The Grand Bishop for control of Abyrne a town where people know nothing else except “We want Meat to eat”. Well that’s what they have been forced and cohered into, a doctrine of Sacred Meat and nothing else to survive on but is that really all there is to their existence?
One sole provider of special Meat, one force of power, one leader.
There are a few bel ...more
It's very thought provoking and reinforces my belief that raising animals in horrible conditions for meat and profit is wrong (though I'm not a vegetarian this book may just push me ove ...more
Even with a title like 'Meat', I still found myself shocked. The premise of the story isn't fully revealed in all its true horror too early, as a result there was at least one occasion when I had to go back and re-read the odd sentence - 'does that mean what I think it means?! FINGERS?! No!'
I thought the way business and religion each exploited the food chain and townspeople was an excellent examination of our o ...more
I want to recommend this book to the masses but in reality, this may be too much for most people to stomach. Meat, American Psycho, and Blood Meridian are the most graphic and violent books I have read, so if you ...more
Meat explores a town within a wasteland where the tenets of a new religion require the consumption of meat. Meat from the "Chosen" stock--cattle--is prepared at the Magnus Meat Processing Plant (MMP), where the high and mighty Meat Baron, Rory Magnus, reigns supreme. For generations, the inhabitants of Abyrne have embraced the religion and those fortunate enough to afford the sacred meat readily consume it enthusiastically. Yet a handful of citizens have begun to question the morality and integ ...more
It was shocking - and it never got le ...more
This book left me feeling ripped-off and praying for its end to near almost halfway through the book. I also found myself falling asleep, literally, during most of it.
I am extremely picky about my books and this one came highly-recommended. I gave this book two stars because it had the potential to be a great horror. The ext ...more
Note to friends and family: do not read the reviews for this book. Take it all in with fresh eyes. And an empty stomach.
Spoilers - Spoilers
Greville Snipe is decidedly the creepiest character in fiction. The sleazebag got what he deserved.
I wondered about a prion disease, too. Very fitting to the tale.
The thing that most distur ...more
Richard Shanti “the ice pick” is a stunman and it is his job to fire a bolt gun into the brow of the cow as it passes in front of him on its way to immortality and someone’s Sunday roast! In the community of Abyrne meat is viewed as a precious commodity all must partake, ...more
Let me be ...more
"Meat" wasn't quite enough to make me a vegetarian but I did find myself googling videos of slaughterhouses after reading it (Oprah Winfrey one on that is most balanced one that I f ...more
*One Star: A crime against God and man.
*Two Stars: Poor, or otherwise not ready for publication.
*Three Stars: A solid work worth the money/read.
*Four Stars: A superior, award-worthy achievement.
*Five Stars: A standard setter, a work to stand the test of time, a work to be studied and read again and again….
Meat, by Joseph D’Lacey
A Genre-bending Nightmare ...more
Manchmal erhält man Buchempfehlungen, die sich nachher als wundersam herausstellen. "Meat" tauchte bei mir im Zusammenhang mit guten Horror-Büchern auf. Also ließ ich es auf dem SuB reifen, bis mein Horrorempfänglichkeitszyklus einen entsprechenden Stand erreichte, und packte es dann an. Leider wurde mein Wunsch nach brutaler Ultra-violence-Slasherlektüre nicht erfüllt. Wie schon bei The Road entpuppte sich ein als "Horror" angepriesenes Werk als etwas anderes, ...more
Joseph D'Lacey debut novel, Meat, is definitely the latter - and after being off the menu for years it's now back for a second helping.
With Black Feathers being my only experience with D'Lacey, I wasn't sure what to expect. I had a good idea of the concep ...more
The book can read like a vegetarians nightmare, strong enough (and in places blunt enough) to put anyone off - certainly in parts there is not subtlety at all - more like the bolt gun some carefully described in fact. Now I am not getting drawn in to the ethics of being a vegetarian, I know the author research ...more
This dystopian novel both horrified and fascinated me. I was taken into another world and time where the order of things which I struggled to comprehend was so matter of fact and accepted. A handful of characters living in this greedy, twisted world could not accept the order of things either. Th ...more
Quite a clever way of making your brain tick-over in so many different ways. Raises many questions revolving around ethics and morals - and the practice of religion.
You will need a bit of a strong stomach to plough through this one, but it's worth it if you can. A warning though - I couldn't eat meat for a fortnight af ...more
I won't even get into the plot.
Loved Richard Shanti as a character and loved the dystopian feel about it, whilst being kept in the dark about so many things too!
"Joseph D'Lacey rocks!" Stephen King.