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Husk Paperback – Oct 1 2012
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About the Author
Corey Redekop has been many things: actor, waiter, disc jockey, cameraman, editor, lawyer (almost), and now the fabled trifecta of publicist/librarian/author. His debut novel, Shelf Monkey, is either a work of insane genius or an intolerable left-wing screed, depending on which review you read. Stunningly handsome, supremely talented, superbly gifted at hyperbole, Corey abides in Fredericton, New Brunswick.See all Product Description
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Poor Sheldon Funk, a not very good actor, is returning from New York to Toronto after a bad audition. he goes to use the washroom on the bus, and when the bus hits a bump, he hits his head. The next thing he wakes up in the middle of his autopsy, guts hanging out. He doesn't quite know what is going on, so he panics and runs. He doesn't know what to do so he calls his agent.
There is a lot of detail which is interesting to read, like how he gets his organs back inside, and how decides to cope. But the plot is about how he turns this situation into a renewed acting career as, what else, a zombie. he has to let people think he is a great method actor, and so doesn't really hang out with the cast, and he does his own makeup.
Much of the novel is about Sheldon trying to figure out what he is, and why he is.
Then we meet Lamburtus, a very old, very rich man, who wants to find out what makes Sheldon tick, so he could use that knowledge to make himself immortal. Sheldon is captured and experimented on. Parts of his brain are removed, but he is still Sheldon.
The ending can be described as existential,or Cartesian, since his identity is reduced to thought.
I won't give anything else away. Suffice it to say this is an extraordinary book, both entertaining and thought provoking.