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Summary

Eleven years after its original publication, this is the third edition of D’Lacey’s cult hit, containing an introduction by Michael Wilson and a brand-new foreword by the author.  

In Abyrne, a strange town surrounded by a wasteland, the eating of meat is a sacred obligation. The town’s strict laws are brutally enforced by a ruthless Baron and a merciless Bishop.  

Adored by the townsfolk is Richard Shanti, Abyrne’s famous bolt-gunner - the most efficient slaughterhouse worker in living memory. In private, however, Shanti is a gentle man; a husband, and father to twin girls. The growing guilt about his murderous job weighs him down. Beguiled by a rebellious heretic, Shanti uncovers the harrowing truth behind Abyrne’s history. When the town’s corporate and religious factions come into conflict, he must choose a side. By fighting for what he knows is right, Shanti will risk everything and everyone he loves. Meanwhile, the townsfolk are hungry. The townsfolk must be fed.... 

©2019 Joseph D'Lacey (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

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“Joseph D’Lacey rocks!” (Stephen King) 

“Without reservation, MEAT is one of the most literate, astonishing, and intriguing books I’ve read in years.” (David Niall Wilson)

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Fabulous from Start to Finish

Loved this book when I read it in print form many years ago. It is fantastic as an audiobook! The narrators voice, the voices he does for characters and his accent bring the book to life in every way. Cannot recommend highly enough!

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  • 23-07-21

Very enjoyable

This is one I will keep so I can re-read it again and again. A page turner for sure. With name of "Meat" you wouldn't think that this is a thriller. I put the author along side Stephen King. 😊😊😊😊😊😊

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  • Stan
  • 09-12-20

Weird, but good.

very interesting twist on veganism and spirituality. It will take a few chapters to figure it out.

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  • Ingemar Roos
  • 30-11-20

. Recommended.

Amazing! Really good story and setting. Eating meat after this gets hard i can say.

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  • Michael
  • 30-12-19

Holy Cow!!!

Holy Cow, what an amazing novel! Joseph D'Lacey is becoming one of my favorite horror writers. I don't want to re-veal too much about this book because it could spoil it. I can say that the atmosphere is an ultra dark, post apocalyptic, Orwellion squalor and the people want meat. D'Lacey pulls no punches and his story telling is second to none. A dark fiction fan's filet mignon.

Five Stars*****