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Chew, Vol. 1 by John Layman
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Jan 02, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, crime, graphic-novels
Read from December 30, 2011 to January 02, 2012 — I own a copy

Chew is the story of Tony Chu, a special agent of the US Food and Drug Administration. What makes Tony a special agent is that he's a cibopath; that means he gets psychic impressions from anything that he eats, and can see the history of the food, where it came from, etc. In a world where avian flu has killed tens of millions of people, and the USFDA's been given wide-reaching powers to ban the consumption of poultry as a result, it's a handy power to have.

This was a fun, fast-paced read that built from an interesting premise in surprising ways. Layman tells the story in a dark, humourous way that prevents it from becoming too gross or bizarre.

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