Thursday, May 22, 2008

Cluck: Murder Most Fowl by Eric D. Knapp


Cluck: Murder Most Fowl
Eric D. Knapp
Book Surge
December 10, 2007
ISBN# 978-1-4196-8264-3

A rooster hatches and begins his life on a farm. While he’s larger, stronger and more intelligent than the rest, he doesn’t know what fate has in store for him. He connects with Helena, a hen that has hatched at the same time. They become favorites of the farmer, and he treats them just a bit better than the rest. When the rooster dies, he suddenly finds himself alive again, or undead as the facts may be. The zombie rooster evolves from the pleasant soul he was, to the Rooster King who now has an army of rotting zombie chickens to do his bidding.

Arnold is born to parents who are amazed by his intelligence. While most children would take years to learn the basics, Arnie swiftly masters them. When he starts seeing auras and souls, his mother sends him to Father Beaumont who recognizes his gift for what it is. He soon shuffles Arnie off to The Order in France where his talents can be utilized. Once there, he has a mentor who eventually passes on The Charge to him. There are other members of The Order, but Arnie finds himself with the knowledge and the responsibility for fighting the evil chickens.

After years of fighting to stay alive against the foul chickens that have invaded his farm house, Bobby Garfundephelt is slowly going crazy as he does his best to avoid the traps and ambushes the chickens set for him. Arnie’s appearance could mean his survival of the horror he’s been through, or it could mean something else entirely.

From the supernatural life of a rooster, to the paranormal talents of a boy, Cluck: Murder Most Fowl is beyond anything you might imagine when you pick up this book. Mr. Knapp entertains readers with a well-written and detailed world that has many twists, turns and horrors to experience along the way. While zombie chickens may not be at the top of your list of interests, the bizarre nature of this story will keep readers turning the pages to see where it will lead. It’s an unusual tale that falls more on the light side of horror than anything else, and it’s one that anyone who reads it won’t soon forget.

Kimberly Swan, Darque Reviews

15 comments:

scooper said...

Ummm, I don't know what to say.

Happy reading!

Kimberly Swan said...

I know...zombie chickens aren't for everyone. *grin*

Amberkatze said...

I reviewed this book for frontstreet and couldn't eat chicken for a while after...

Kimberly Swan said...

I can see where that might be the case. Funny thing, I was just dying for egg salad when I finished reading it. lol

jessewave said...

Kimberly
Rotting zombie chickens? Rooster King? I have to get this one if only to find out if you're scamming me!. You have definitely kindled a desire on my part to find out what happens with Arnie. Do you read a lot of books like this?

Kimberly Swan said...

As if I would scam you. lol I can honestly say that I have never before read a book like Cluck. :)

Eric D Knapp said...

If anyone does find another book like Cluck, please let me know ... I like to understand my competition :-)

While I'm here: Cluck just won an award - woot!

Kimberly Swan said...

Hi Eric...Thanks for stopping by! There probably will be a rise in the number of zombie books out there, I'm actually reading one right now. No chickens though. :) Congrats on the award!!

Robert said...

LOL, this sounds wild! I may have to check it out just because of the crazy premise :)

Kimberly Swan said...

You can be sure that it's unlike anything else you've read. :)

Amberkatze said...

Congrats on the award Eric!!

daydream said...

Zombie Chickens!!! ;) Yum, yum. Just give me some ketchup and I will get rid of them. Hahahah. Seriously, this one cracked me up. I think the proper genre is Bizzarro cause it's that weird.

Kimberly Swan said...

Oh no, you're not one of those guys who puts ketchup on everything, are you? lol It is bizarre, and sometimes that's exactly what a book needs to make it interesting. *grin*

daydream said...

Hah! I used to be actually, but as an adolescent decides to grow up, tastes change and I lost my unequal to anything else love towards ketchup.

Yeah, I want a great book that has bizarre elements, but is written skillfully. Hard to find.

Kimberly Swan said...

You've probably moved on to hot sauce over ketchup. lol

I agree, it is hard to find, but it's also a great surprise. :)