Meat The Family

Based on Meat My Uncle by Erez Bailen

Fiction - Humor/Comedy
26 Pages
Reviewed on 06/14/2017
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Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite

Meat The Family, based on Meat My Uncle by Erez Bailen is a humorous science fiction work written by Nick Coronis. So you thought your family was dysfunctional? James Jones would have a thing or three to tell you about dysfunctional families, and he would know. His family defines dysfunctional in a very big way. His father is inhabiting a fantasy planet of his own making, and his mother -- or is she actually his mother? -- is a he named Jake. Jake is bisexual, a fact James shared in class one time, which elicited massive dismay and disapproval. James was pretty crazy about his decidedly different mom until he began to wonder if she might not be his mom after all. But far worse than James’ mom and dad is Uncle Jones. Uncle Jones has green antennae and a penchant for meat. When Uncle Jones tells James that he loves him, it’s because James is made of meat. James thinks that’s kind of weird. Good thing he’s got sister Jane on his side.

Nick Coronis’ darkly humorous science fiction work, Meat The Family, based on Meat My Uncle by Erez Bailen, boggles the mind as it entertains, enlightens and confuses all at once. When Mom, Dad and Uncle Jones decide to take James off for a session of torture, maiming, disembowelment and who knows what else, I had to accept the fact that this family was indeed somewhat more dysfunctional than my own, and that’s saying something. Coronis’ humor is sharp, so much so that you might find yourself getting sliced to ribbons as you read this disarming and hilarious tale of murder, mayhem and aliens. They’re among us, you know, and you might even be living with them right now. Meat The Family, based on Meat My Uncle by Erez Bailen is a hoot and a half, and it’s highly recommended.

Sefina Hawke

Meat The Family by Nick Coronis is based on the book Meat My Uncle by Erez Yehoshua Bailen. This book is a science fiction novel that would appeal most to a mixed audience of mature young adults and adults who enjoy science fiction with elements of dark comedy, and who do not mind adult language, sexual innuendo, and violence. This book tells the dark comedic story of James Jones’s past, his family life, and the events that made him who he was. James Jones grew up with a bisexual mother whose name was Jake, and a father who had very odd ideas. While his mother and his father are the people who raised him, James often wonders if they are actually his parents as he looks nothing like them.

Meat The Family by Nick Coronis was an interesting book as it is unique in its genre. The book is written in a mixed writing style that combines elements of script writing, screenplays, poetry, and dialogue. The book is broken into short stanzas like a poem, but reads like a mix between a script and a screenplay. The first time I read it I had some difficulty understanding everything; however, once I got to the end of the book I found the author’s chapter summaries that allowed me to get a better understanding of what was going on. I then reread the book and I enjoyed being able to have some “Aha” moments. Overall, while I was a bit confused on my first read through, I still enjoyed the book and the humor in it!

Erez Bailen

Thanks, I really appreciate it, and so does Nick!!! We really love that you enjoyed it!!!