ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year finalist (horror), 2007 -- ForeWord Magazine, March, 2008
Independent Publisher Book Award ("IPPY") bronze medal winner in horror, 2008. -- Independent Publisher Book Award, 2008
One might predispose that a book about zombie chickens would be low-brow and intellectually void. That is certainly not the case with author Eric D. Knapp's 'Cluck: Murder Most Fowl', a literary romp through the world of undead chickens, and underdog anti-heroes.
With a unique blend of comedy and good vs. evil, Cluck manages not only to unfold an entertaining story but also to be incredibly humorous and very well written.
Cluck is a surreal journey to a farm where undead fowl battle the living, both human and chicken and where an unlikely anti-hero faces off against an undead Rooster King and his army of zombie hens!
Ancient evils have trapped the souls of a group of hens somewhere between life and death, and Bobby Garfundephelt, trapped inside the farm must make his way though the maze of the farm while avoiding the deadly traps of the evil Rooster King and his army. Fortunately for Bobby, the Exorciste de Volaille... a sort of exorcist of poultry has caught wind of the situation and must now enter the evils of the henhouse to rescue Bobby and face off against the evil Rooster King in an epic battle.
Cluck is a tongue planted firmly in beak, hilarious trip that will leave your guts busted and have you clucking for a sequel. -- Revenant Magazine, March, 2008
The best undead chicken novel of all time! -- Lloyd Kaufman, Director, Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken Dead
Winner of the Odyssey "Indie Excellence" Award in May 2008, for raising the bar of quality in independent publishing. -- Odyssey "Indie Excellence" Award, 2008
[Cluck] introduces two new elements to the zombie mythos: 1) Zombie chickens; 2) A thoroughly developed premise and plot that combine humor with horror. ... in the vein of Bruce Campbell films like "Army of Darkness" and "Bubba Ho-Tep." -- The Wire, January 24, 2008 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From the Back Cover
1. Chickens are dirty.
2. Chickens are loud.
3. Chickens are stupid.
When ancient and mysterious forces trap the souls of an entire flock of barnyard fowl between life and death, Bobby Garfundephelt has to agree. Trapped inside the myriad rooms of a labyrinthian farm, it's all he can do to avoid the twisted traps of the evil Rooster and his army of undead hens. Luckily for Bobby, the rumors of the ghostly guineas have reached the ears of the current Exorciste de Volaille. Armed only with a fox-headed staff, some heavy boots, and a utility belt full of cracked corn and Band-Aids, he must enter the henhouse of horrors to save Bobby, and to do battle with the Rooster himself!
For the lover of comedy with a twist, Cluck: Murder Most Fowl is a veritable Indian burn of mystery, adventure, horror, and humor from Eric D. Knapp, the award-winning author of Out of Place, Out of Time. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.