Reviews

“A superb blood-splattered comedy. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll puke!” — Andrew Kaufman, author of All My Friends Are Superheroes and The Waterproof Bible

“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 of The Warhol Gang and Please

“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 Killing Circle and The Guardians

“You’ll laugh so hard, brains will come out your nose. But are they your brains, or someone else’s?” — Kevin J. Anderson, author of Clockwork Angels and Death Warmed Over

“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.” — Linda Richard, 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.” — David Penhale, 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.” — August C. Bourré, 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.” — Alex Good, 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.” — Derek Newman-Stille, Speculating Canada

“Very funny and full of nifty surprises…packs a serious emotional wallop. Highly recommendable — perhaps to more than zombie geeks.” — Booklist

Editor’s Choice — Amazon.ca

“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.” — Jared Story, The Winnipeg Free Press

“Husk is a book you will not want to miss” — Barbara Cothern, Portland Book Review

“For the zombie lover in us, this is a great piece of literature.” — Tim Ross, Rhubarb

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