March BOTM ~ Official Review: Eating Bull by Carrie Rubin

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Re: March BOTM ~ Official Review: Eating Bull by Carrie Rubi

Post by uk8971 » 09 Nov 2016, 14:22

A great thriller. Congrats for being the BOTD.. :)

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Post by Strangerthanfiction » 09 Nov 2016, 15:01

Terrific review! I love a good thriller and from your review it sounds like this one is right up my alley. I like the fact that the author uses the multiple POVS and makes it very clear about who you are with sometimes it can get confusing as to who's POV you're reading. Thank you so much for sharing.
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Post by Sarah_Khan » 09 Nov 2016, 15:05

Good job on the review! This book sounds so interesting, I have to put this on my to-read list. :)

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Post by romantics » 09 Nov 2016, 15:20

I love the cover. Nice review.
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Post by Rachel1019 » 09 Nov 2016, 15:34

This sounds like an amazingly interesting book! Great job on the review of the book. This will definitely be a book that I should add to my queue.
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Post by hsimone » 09 Nov 2016, 16:31

Thank you for the great review! I like how the topic of this book is of obesity since this is a major issue in many children and adults. Darwin seems like a fascinating character, especially with the Voice he hears. Congratulations to the author for being BOTD and for receiving such a positive review! :)
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Post by L_Therese » 09 Nov 2016, 16:33

It sounds like mental illness might be an important topic in this book. From the description of Jeremy's relationship with food (food controls him), it seems like he may be struggling with a food addiction. Additionally, this Darwin character seems like he might suffer from a mental illness as well that contributes to his inclination toward violence. Interesting.

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Post by bluegreenmarina » 09 Nov 2016, 16:39

Thank you for the detailed review! It definitely helped me decide whether this is a book I am interested in. It is rare that a story featuring a serial killer also takes the time to relay a social message.

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Post by MandalynnJDG » 09 Nov 2016, 16:51

Thanks for the review. It is hard to imagine a serial killer targeting obese people, but I see from the review that it has brought out a great novel! I like books told in the third person because it allows more insight to all the characters and not just from the point of view from what the first person can "hear".

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Post by Janetleighgreen » 09 Nov 2016, 16:53

This looks like a great book! I look forward to the read and your review was wonderfully informative!

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Post by tarafarah7 » 09 Nov 2016, 17:09

Interesting! Thank you for the review...added to my WTR list! Sounds like the author knows how to raise awareness of an issue many face, while being able to entertain readers at the same time! Way to go and congrats!

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Post by truebookaddict » 09 Nov 2016, 17:25

I've been wanting to read this for a long time. It sounds so good and a unique idea for a book, in my opinion. Thanks for the great review!
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Post by mindyg123 » 09 Nov 2016, 18:12

Great review. What's not to like about a serial killer and an obese teenager who decides to sue the fast food industry. Love story that has a reason behind it. Congrats to the author on being BOTD.
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Post by Vermont Reviews » 09 Nov 2016, 18:29

Awesome review. I was so very glad that this one made book of the day status. I've got my copy and look forward to reading it soon. Vermont Reviews
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Post by Esies98 » 09 Nov 2016, 18:30

WOW! As i started reading the plot i really didnt expect the whole serial killer thing on it, but im glad it took me by surprise cause that makes the story more interesting to read. thanks for your thorough review.

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