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Chew, Vol. 1 by John Layman
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Jan 31, 2011

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bookshelves: 1st-person-mystery, graphic-novel, guilty-pleasure, magical-realism, 2011
Read from January 30 to February 01, 2011 , read count: 1

This is too much fun to pass up:

Due to an 'avian' flu epidemic, all chicken is banned in US. Can't eat it, can't own it. It is a crime to possess real chicken. It's all black market stuff now. Possible government conspiracy? Because was the avian flu actually related to chicken or is the government covering its own tracks?

Since chicken is illegal, the FDA now has special forces to catch offenders!! Yes, FDA Special Agents, a hoot. Better yet, our hero is a cibopath, who can visualize things that happened to people connected with the food he eats (except beets of course). So he can find out who killed a person, by taking a bite out of the dead person. And so he does!! Blech.

This is totally fun stuff and I cannot wait to read further volumes.
Next character, the hero's love interest, is a saboscrivner, which means people have physcial reactions and sensations when they read her writing about food. Match made in heaven?

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