The Big Meat

December 1, 2020
The Big Meat

From the godfather of bizarro fiction, Carlton Mellick III,award-winning author of Quicksand House and Cuddly Holocaust, comesa "kaiju" tribute novel that explores the surreal aftermath of agiant monster attack.The creature was finally dead. After months of fighting it,trying desperately to stop it as it rampaged across the Americancountryside, turning city after city into a landscape of rubble, wefinally managed to beat the damned thing. We actually saved thehuman species. We survived.But the corpse still lingers.In the center of the city once known as Portland, Oregon, therelies a mountain of flesh. Hundreds of thousands of tons of rottingflesh. It has filled the city with disease and dead-lizard stench,contaminated the water supply with its greasy putrid fluids,clogged the air with toxic gasses so thick that you can't leaveyour house without the aid of a gas mask. And no one really knowsquite what to do about it. A thousand-man demolition crew has beentrying to clear it out one piece at a time, but after three monthsof work they've barely made a dent. And then there's the junkieswho have started burrowing into the monster's guts, searching for adrug produced by its fire glands, setting back the excavation evenlonger.It seems like the corpse will never go away. And with thequarantine still in place, we're not even allowed to leave. We'restuck in this disgusting rotten hell forever.The Big Meat is a gut-wrenching, nerve-squirming survival storyof loss, addiction, and claustrophobia.