Wednesday, March 7, 2012

chew by john layman and rob guillory

Tony Chu is a detective with a singular talent. He's cibopathic: he gets psychic impressions from whatever he eats. As you can imagine, once word gets out, the powers that be (in this case, the US government) want to utilize Tony's talent to their advantage, whether he is feeling peckish or not. What results is a thoroughly entertaining, well-drawn, and unique series set in a not-so-distant future where poultry is illegal and the black market is all about meat. A "gastronomical-satirical crime thiller" not to be missed. Goes nicely with a 1986 Margaux. Grade 9+