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Husk by Corey Redekop
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Jun 27, 2012

really liked it
Read from November 04, 2012 to February 06, 2013 — I own a copy

Well, it isn't for everyone, but that should be obvious from the synopsis. This isn't the Bridges of Madison County. But if you can handle a little (a lot) gore, enjoy dark satire, zom-b-movies, groaners of jokes, saying "I can't believe the author just wrote that," and don't get too attached to characters (cats excluded) or particular bodyparts, then you may find yourself turning pages rapidly. Husk is more plot- than thought-driven, which disappointed me at first, but once that was let go I had few other complaints and enjoyed the narrator's often puzzled, often defeated view of things.

The book falls into that in-between area of genre fiction meets literary fiction (think James Morrow) and should please enough readers in both camps. Kudos to the author for sticking to his vision and keeping things lively and surprising - sometimes shocking- throughout. Such an outrageous storyline can't be easy to keep on a leash.
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