Book Title: "Cows" Author: Matthew Stokoe Published By: Akashic Books Age Recommended: 18 + Reviewed By: Kitty Bullard Raven Rating: 5
Review: Have you ever wondered, even for the smallest moment, how it is that a serial killer is driven to become what he is? If you have even the smallest desire to see inside the mind of the deranged then you will definitely want to pick up this book. “Cows” takes us on a one of a kind journey into the life and mind of one of the most pitifully, psychotic, sociopathic, men that could ever exist.
By the time you finish this book it almost doesn’t even matter what crimes Steven has committed because you feel horrifically sorry for the life he’s been through you can somewhat understand what drove him to do it. However, the saddest thing about this book may be the fact that it shows you just how sadistic and horrible some people have the capacity of being and what life could truly be like if those of us that were lucky enough to be born into loving families hadn’t been.
“Cows” is not a horrific thriller for the faint of heart. Those of you that cannot stomach the painful, disillusioned world of the less fortunate, beware. This book is far beyond just bloody and gory, it will do more than make you have terrifying nightmares. You may never see cows in the same way again, there’s a chance that the thought of a burger may turn your stomach, and you just might be left completely and irrevocably altered forever.
Those of you that have taken my recommendations to heart before… think twice or even three times before accepting this one.