The Meat Market

The Meat Market - James Chalk What a hoot! The Meat Market delivers in a big way! I thoroughly enjoyed this futuristic tale of a black market condom salesman/bouncer/prince set in a seedy off world ruled by sadistic "religiopricks". Written in the first person in noir style, the narrative is reminiscent, to me, of that in Ridley Scott's iconic movie "Blade Runner".

Fast-paced and full of cliff-hanging moments, you will find yourself staying up in the "wee smalls" as I did last night unable to put it down. Mr. Chalk's characters are complex and unpredictable and his vision of the future world is, to say the least, compelling. Also, as an animal lover, I particularly liked the characterization of Harkon's "cat", Baihu!

This is truly a fun tale and I, for one, can't wait for the next installment in the Jonathan Harkon series. I highly recommend it!