A Novel

Redekop, Corey

Book - 2012
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
An outlandishly funny, unambiguously bloody novel about fame, love, religion, politics, and appetite It is one thing to die, alone and confused, trapped with your pants down around your ankles in the filthiest bus restroom in existence. It's quite another thing to wake up during the autopsy, attack the coroner, and flee into the wintry streets of Toronto. It's not like Sheldon Funk didn't have enough on his plate. His last audition, for the reality television 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 literally falling apart at the seams, he has to find a way to balance family, career, and cannibalism, which would be a lot easier if he could stop eating hoboes. Husk, the story of the every zombie.

Publisher: Toronto : ECW Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781770410329
Branch Call Number: FICTION REDEKOP 2012
Characteristics: 307 p. ;,22 cm


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Outlandish and emotional, this humorous novel centers on Sheldon Funk, a struggling actor who dies in a bus restroom only to awaken during his autopsy and attack the coroner.

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Feb 05, 2013
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Mom was indeed dead, with delusions of animation; it was not a miracle that she had not bitten anyone, for she had, several times. However, lacking dentures, her constant soft gumming of her attendants' limbs was a cause for irritation, not worry.

Nov 10, 2012
  • shelfmonkey rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Who knew death could lead to an eating disorder?


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Feb 05, 2013
  • JewelMcLatchy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Well, I definitely experienced the full emotional spectrum while reading this and was very surprised to do so. The first part made me giggle, guffaw, snort. Then it was all I could do not to vomit along with some of the characters. At some point along the way I started feeling sorry for Sheldon (wth, Corey??!). I found myself fascinated and repulsed in equal measures and wondering if it was Sheldon's voice or Corey's I heard in my head urging me to continue reading... If you want a zombie book that has literally everything (and some of it is kinda out there - in a good way!), this is the one to read. The heart (or should it be brain...) of the novel to me is based on this one soul-searching question "Was I a standard zombie, or an awful human being?"


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Nov 10, 2012
  • shelfmonkey rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

shelfmonkey thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over


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