About the Author : Carrie Rubin is a physician, public health advocate and an award-winning author. She is a member of the International Thriller Writers Association. She lives in Ohio with her husband and two sons. Her novels include “Eating Bull” and “The Seneca Scourge.”
About the Book : A fight against the food industry turns deadly. Jeremy, a lonely and obese teenager, shoots into the limelight when a headstrong public health nurse persuades him to sue the food industry. Tossed into a storm of media buzz and bullying, the teen draws the attention of a serial killer who’s targeting the obese. Soon the boy, the nurse and their loved ones take center stage in a delusional man’s drama.
My Say : Being a thriller lover, I liked reading this book. Through fiction, Eating Bull explores the real-life issues of bullying, fat-shaming, food addiction and the food industry’s role in obesity. This thriller-slasher suspense is told from three unique points of view – Jeremy (the obese teenager main character), Sue (the health clinic practitioner who is concerned about society’s influence on Jeremy) and Darwin (an unstable nut job who loves to cut up overweight people with his knife to make a statement to the world). Eating Bull is not only a good thriller but also looks in depth at the complex issue of obesity.
While reading there were some graphic scenes which was a bit too much for me to read. However, the rest of the book was still enjoyable. When I first looked at the book I thought it was about a diet but its about Jeremy a 15 yr old who has asthma and needs to lose weight because he is an over eater. The name eating bull comes from his grandfather who always teases him about his weight. He also has the school bully bothering him. The nurse he is seeing decides to sue the food industry because of Jeremy’s weight problems. In the whole process a crazy guy decides to start killing over weighted people. He hates that they have started this because he feels its all their fault that they are the way they are because they are lazy and have no will power.
This book has an unexpected ending and its a good book for anyone who is interested in the problems associated with trying to lose weight. I recommend Eating Bull to those who enjoy suspense, some violence and a story about someone trying to overcome his/her own life struggles. I would like to give 3 out of 5 stars to this book. As an added bonus, I feel like it inspired me to make some better food choices this week!
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With this review, I Sonali Agarwal signing off..
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