'Wedderburn pulls the old "quirky town" maneuver exceptionally well, perhaps even using The Milk Chicken Bomb as a commentary on the maneuver itself. The abject poverty of Mullen's family and neighbors is never sugarcoated, even if it does sometimes provide for humor, and the kid's feelings of alienation and loneliness fall into a real and heartbreaking psychology.' – TimeOut Chicago
'We want to know the truth. We also want fiction’s redemption. Wedderburn doesn't give it, and that’s the big risk and great strength of this novel. His kid is that kid you saw once, down the street, who had the eyes of something hunted. Maybe you thought for a moment that something wasn’t right. Then you carried on with your day.' – Globe and Mail
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Listed as one of the Globe and Mail's Top 100 Books of 2007!