‘The Cross of Carl’ – Walter Owen

by Timothy J Jarvis

The Cross of Carl

Splatterpunk avant la lettre, weird Gnostic execration and unction, desperate plea for peace, The Cross of Carl is one of the strangest books I’ve ever read. Carl’s passion takes places on the gory field of a WWI battle and in a factory where the bodies of fallen soldiers are rendered down into fat and manure. A heartrending yowl in plangent prose.