Tuesday, May 10, 2011

"Cows" by Matthew Stokoe

Synopsis - (from

One of the most outrageous, original, and insightful books ever written on the subject of alienation and societal decay, Cows is a violent, blood-soaked nightmare--a tale of love, self-empowerment, and talking cows that will haunt you long after the last page is turned.

A selection of Dennis Cooper's Little House on the Bowery series.


Rating: 4 out of 5

Genre: Horror, Bizarro

Head-shaking, walking-away-from, face-palm is how I will begin this review. This book is disturbing and disgusting. If you are an animal lover (as in PETA-like) this is a NEVER-EVER-READ. If you like the sick and twisted, pick this book up and savor the grotesque flavor Stokoe delivers.

A man lives with his abusive and horrifically-disgusting mother and works in a slaughter house. His girlfriend lives upstairs from his mother and has her own disturbing hobby which, in the end, will make you feel like your jaw has been lying on the floor for hours.

Watch out for the cows too!

I really like this book. It was slow at certain points but the story kept drawing me closer and closer. If you liked "High Life" you will like "Cows" in a different yet disturbingly-similar way

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