Anthony Lynch reviews 'When I Saw the Animal' by Bernard Cohen

Anthony Lynch reviews 'When I Saw the Animal' by Bernard Cohen

When I Saw the Animal

by Bernard Cohen

University of Queensland Press, $22.95 pb, 237 pp, 9780702260216

Anthony Lynch

Anthony Lynch

Anthony Lynch lives on the Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria, where he writes poetry, fiction, and reviews. His work has appeared in

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As a boy, I watched with fascination an early sci-fi horror film, The Blob. After a meteorite lands in Pennsylvania, a small, gelatinous blob emerges from the crater. Starting with an inquisitive old man who probes this runaway black pudding with his walking stick, the blob proceeds to consume, literally, everything in its path, growing in girth and bringing greater terrors with each new small-town American engorgement.

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Published in November 2018, no. 406

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