Darkly comic, but surprisingly light-hearted.
“ Camus meets Palahniuk in a darkly comic, but surprisingly light-hearted, mind-meld in Corey Redekop’s Husk. Sure, the protagonist is a zombie, but this is 2012, and as Redekop rightly observes, we’re all zombies now.” — Andrew Pyper, author of The Damned
It’s not like Sheldon Funk didn’t have enough on his plate. His last audition, for the reality series House Bingo, had gone disastrously wrong. His mother was in the late stages of dementia. His savings were depleted, his agent couldn’t care less, and his boyfriend was little more than a nice set of abs.
Now, Sheldon also has to contend with decomposition, the scent of the open grave, and an unending appetite for human flesh. Plus another audition in the morning.
For Sheldon to survive his death without falling apart at the seams, he must find a way to balance family, career, and cannibalism.
If only he can hide his secret.
If only he can stop killing hoboes.
Husk; the story of the everyzombie.
“A superb blood-splattered comedy. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll puke!” — Andrew Kaufman, author, All My Friends Are Superheroes
“A wild vicious romp through pop culture, Husk rips the heart out of the rotting zombie genre and shoves it down your throat. Infection never hurt so good.” — Peter Darbyshire, author, The Warhol Gang
“Camus meets Palahniuk in a darkly comic, but surprisingly light-hearted, mind-meld in Corey Redekop’s Husk. Sure, the protagonist is a zombie, but this is 2012, and as Redekop rightly observes, we’re all zombies now.” — Andrew Pyper, author, The Damned
“You’ll laugh so hard, brains will come out your nose. But are they your brains, or someone else’s?” — Kevin J. Anderson, author, Clockwork Angels
“No one watching such things in Canada doubts his voice or his vision: Corey Redekop has emerged as one of the writers to pay attention to over the coming few years.” — January Magazine
“A comic, picaresque novel that is fresh, original, and engaging…The story rollicks along with Redekop supplying a steady stream of laugh-aloud moments.” — The Literary Review of Canada
“Despite all the violence and jokes about viscera, what gradually emerges is a tender portrait of a profoundly lonely man who finds love and acceptance only after his body has betrayed him … an enormously funny book that has real emotional heft underneath all the blood.” — Quill & Quire
“Redekop tosses so much into this zombie stew that instead of wearing out his premise quickly it almost seems as though he needs a bigger pot. By the time we get to the end, which involves a reclusive billionaire’s bid for immortality and an apocalypse that stirs together pages torn from Philip K. Dick and H. P. Lovecraft, one feels there’s no more ground to cover. Zombiedom’s entire pop culture heritage has been thrown against the wall in bleeding chunks, where much of it sticks.” — The Toronto Star
A Best Fall Read of 2012 — The Toronto Star
“A visceral, body novel with philosophical ponderings on existence…Despite the deeper philosophical implications of exploring the mind and the body as a site of the mind as well, Corey Redekop infuses his work with humour, recognizing the interrelationship of horror and humour, the little bubbles of laughter that arise when one is truly terrified, and the exaggeration of emotional experience that comes when one faces true horror.” — Speculating Canada
“Very funny and full of nifty surprises…packs a serious emotional wallop. Highly recommendable — perhaps to more than zombie geeks.” — Booklist
Amazon.ca Editor’s Choice, Best Books of 2012
“Fans of transgressive U.S. writer Chuck Palahniuk or Jerry Stahl’s gonzo novel Painkillers…will appreciate Redekop’s dark humour and the wild twists and turns Husk takes…As much as Redekop’s language is intended to shock, it never seems overblown. If anything, it’s just thorough. Redekop is telling a story from the zombie’s perspective, he needs to be as meticulous as possible or it wouldn’t seem real. Plus, it’s super interesting. Who doesn’t want to know how the undead defecate? Indeed, Redekop possesses a black wit, but wit nonetheless, most of it culled from the sheer ridiculousness of the situation at hand.” — The Winnipeg Free Press
“Husk is a book you will not want to miss.” — Portland Book Review
“For the zombie lover in us, this is a great piece of literature.” — Rhubarb Magazine
Sheldon Funk est couché sur une table d’autopsie. On vient de scier sa cage thoracique, mais voilà qu’il se lève, ramasse son cœur tombé par terre et rentre chez lui. Il est devenu un zombie ! Il lui faut donc réapprendre à vivre. Mais comment parler quand on ne respire plus ? Où trouver de la chair humaine quand on en ressent une irrépressible envie ? Et que faire des exploiteurs, qui veulent obtenir gloire, richesse et immortalité à nos dépens ?
Mister Funk n’est pas qu’une histoire de zombie; c’est une satire sociale grinçante.