Thursday, January 25, 2018

Hug Chickenpenny by S. Craig Zahler

The Panegyric of an Anomalous Child
(received for review)

3.5 stars
R- 0

This is a fairly quick read, but very hard to rate. 

My copy had editing issues, but I'm guessing (hoping) that all of them were caught between the ARCs and final published copies.

The overreaching vocabulary annoyed me in places... but I think it was extreme on purpose and after a bit you fall into the flow of it.

Many parts made me uncomfortable.  How does anyone treat a child that way?  But again, I think it was meant to cause discomfort.

There are many questions that are never answered, but somehow that's okay.

If you liked the movie Big Fish or you're a fan of Neil Gaiman.... yeah you should really pick this one up.

It's out there, to be sure, but it's a touching tale.


  1. What if I didn't like Big Fish but I like Neil Gaiman?