Review from a Transgressive Fiction Fan
At the center of this story is a man who has never known love or nurturing. Life is ugly: a beast to be fought and hidden from. The real world resides in the light of television, where lives are organized and people know exactly what to do. This book offers up a broken soul who cannot cope with the outside world. When he is introduced to brutality through his job in a slaughterhouse, he senses a change in his directionless existence. Through blood there is control. Through broken bones and body orifices there lies power. This novel is hideous in its depravity and beautiful in its understanding of what it means to have nothing left to lose. The writing is impeccable, and if you can stomach the journey, it will take you to some very dark places. The herd is waiting.
“Insightful” Review from a Mainstream Reader
it is violent and gory but completely disgusting. the c word is used to describe everyone and everything.