From Publishers Weekly
The strange is matter-of-factly mundane in Canadian author and editor Lalumière's collection of 10 reprinted and two original stories of the surreal and fantastic. Deities and spiritual grace are both unfathomably alien and somehow less than you might expect when Lucifer makes a deal with the phone company (A Place Where Nothing Ever Happens) and likewise in the title story, where keeping your gods satisfied is like caring for extra-finicky but disturbingly powerful cats. Lalumière's love of comic book heroes informs the antics of Hochelaga and Sons, Spiderkid and Destroyer of Worlds, and the daily lives of zombies set the stage for the blackly comedic The Ethical Treatment of Meat and A Visit to the Optometrist. Even when the plots aren't quite enough to carry Lalumière's curious ideas, they're still intensely memorable. (Nov.)
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Claude Lalumiere's stories are dark, mordant, precisely formed. His first collection is extraordinarily accomplished in its craft and subversive intent. -----Lucius Shepard
Lalumiere's astounding imagination has birthed entire worlds for each story, and you never know just where his journeys will end. That aforementioned ice age wasteland is simply the stage for a young couple fleeing a cult; that werewolf also attacks an alien and morphs into a Lovecraftian creature(!); and when one of those zombies gets replacement human eyes, he/it discovers that they're possessed by a wizard trying to resurrect a dark god(!!). If you're hungry for original genre content, Objects of Worship is just the nectar you've been praying for. -----Dave Alexander, Rue Morgue
These stories are terrifically creepy. And not unlike Edgar Allan Poe or Potted Meat Product, they gave me the willies. -----Christopher Moore