Friday, April 11, 2014
Chew #1: Taster's Choice by John Layman
Tony Chu has an unique talent that he keeps to himself. He is what is called a Cibopathic - an individual who can see things by ingesting them. Sometimes, these things are as simple as the orchard that an apple came from. Other times, it can be the butchering of an animal. And yet, there are times that he can see so, so much more, and it is then that his talent comes in handy for his job with the Special Crimes Division of the FDA.
Chew has a very different and intriguing concept, but it is also one that is violent and gruesome. There were a couple of parts that literally made me gag while reading. I think it is the combination of food and gore that caused this reaction because the gore usually does not affect me as it did in this book.
The question is . . . Will I continue to read Chew? I think so. The concept is grossly fascinating. The next time I will be better prepared for what to expect. I will likely take my time in reading them though. I think this is a series you have to slowly savor; not devour without time to digest. I will likely not try to read this one while eating either!
Have you tried Chew? What did you think?