Winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Newcomer, D'Lacey is best known for his shocking eco-horror novel MEAT. The book has been widely translated and prompted Stephen King to say - "Joseph D'Lacey rocks!"
Meatby Joseph D'Lacey
Abyrne, the last enclave in a wasteland. All food is produced by Magnus Meat Processing and controlled by the Parsons of the Welfare. Richard Shanti, the 'Ice Pick', is Abyrne's legendary bolt-gunner, dispatching hundreds of animals every hour to supply the townsfolk with all the meat they could want. But Shanti is having doubts about his line of work. When war breaks out between the corporate and religious factions, Shanti must sacrifice everything he loves in order to reveal the truth behind Abyrne's power structures and fight for what he knows is right. In a world where eating meat has become not only a human right but a sacred duty, what happens to those who question the nature of the food source? The townsfolk are hungry. The townsfolk must be fed...
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What could have been a gross, sad mess of a book, was in fact wonderful. Dark, but so human. Scary, funny at time, and such a page turner I hated putting it down. The only thing I did not love about this book is that it had to end. Great read, can't wait to read more of his books.
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I feel really stupid for not figuring out what the Chosen were when I first read about what happened to the calves. It sank in and I just couldn't believe it. Great book, very believable. I don't like to know where my food comes from, and I'm sure a lot of people don't.
Very disturbing, but written vague and implying, not harshly. So it is insidlious when you are finally disgusted. Good book! Skip his other book Garbage Man, hard to follow and juvenile.