Chew: The Omnivore Edition Vol. 1
Today's grotesque treat is Chew: The Omnivore Edition Vol. 1 by John Layman. Before I even start telling you about it, I must warn you that Chew is not for those with weak stomachs. I'm sure you can tell just by looking at the front cover of that "delectable" finger on his plate. Chew introduces us to police officer Tony Chu. Tony is not your run of the mill cop. Tony is a cibopathic which means that he can see the history of anything he eats. For instance, Tony will see the slaughter of a cow whenever he bites into a hamburger.
When a routine stakeout goes awry, Tony finds himself biting into a possible serial killer to find all his victims. After getting fired from the force, Tony is picked up by the Special Crimes division of the FDA to solve cold cases. These cases
include doing some really dirty work like taking a bite out of a severed finger.
Chew by all definitions is not a horror but it appealed to me as I'm sure it will appeal to you. There are definite horrific scenes that make my stomach turn yet I found myself rooting for Tony to figure things out. There is a lot of humor to help deflect from the grotesque visuals and it does balance out well. Chew is a great and relatively fast read. I hope you all enjoy it!