06 February, 2023

Meat by Dane Cobain - [Book Review] #WriteApageADay

Book Details:

Title: Meat

Author: Dane Cobain

Illustrator: Steve Woodcock

Genre: horror, thriller

Print Length: 468 pages


Veterinarian Tom Copeland takes a job at a factory farm called Sunnyvale after a scandal at his suburban practice. His job is to keep the animals alive for long enough to get them to slaughter.

But there are rumours of a strange creature living beneath the complex, accidents waiting to happen on brutal production lines and the threat of zoonotic disease from the pigs, sheep, cows, chickens and fish that the complex houses.

Suddenly, disaster rocks Sunnyvale and cleaners, butchers, security guards and clerical staff alike must come together under the ruthless leadership of CEO John MacDonald. Together, they’ll learn what happens when there’s a sudden change to the food chain.

Bon appétit.

Purchase Link: Amazon

My Review :

Meat is a story of a factory farm in Sunnyvale, where farm animals are treated ruthlessly making them live until their slaughter. Tom Copeland joins the factory as a new Vetenerenian. 

Tom observes the employees getting hurt mysteriously and before he even gets to the root cause, he realizes there is a mysterious animal living beneath the complex. Like magic, all animals seem to form a network and they try to kill the other animals and employees. There is a virus that makes these animals predators. 

The employees who were treating these animals (pig, sheep, hens and fish) badly are now scared to death trying to escape the factory. But, the military steps in to avoid further contamination and quarantines all employees inside leaving them to feed themselves and survive without water and basic necessities.

The story is raw and gory. It is action-packed and thought-provoking. It's real karma - the employees struggle to live without food and water for treating the animals harshly and keeping them in inhumane environments. 

I wouldn't say this is a horror, but it's like a zombie apocalypse. The narrative is interesting throughout. But, In the end, it seems stretchy and predictable. A few mannerisms/slang seemed tough for me to follow. In the end, I felt the story is boring and it's like going on forever.

My Rating: 4/5

Note: If you don't want to know about the real truth of how your meat is made in the factory, don't read. Because you cannot unread it and it might make you vegan/vegetarian :-) 

I am a vegetarian and I felt difficult to read a few chapters. 

About the Author:

Dane Cobain (High Wycombe, UK) is a published author, freelance writer and (occasional) poet and musician with a passion for language and learning. When he’s not working on his next release, he can be found reading and reviewing books while trying not to be distracted by Wikipedia.

His releases include No Rest for the Wicked (supernatural thriller), Eyes Like Lighthouses When the Boats Come Home (poetry) Former.ly (literary fiction), Social Paranoia (non-fiction), Come On Up to the House (horror), Subject Verb Object (anthology), Driven (crime/detective), The Tower Hill Terror (crime/detective), Meat (horror), Scarlet Sins (short stories), The Lexicologist’s Handbook (non-fiction) and The Leipfold Files (crime/detective).

His short stories have also been anthologised in Local Haunts (ed. R. Saint Clare), We’re Not Home (ed. Cam Wolfe), Served Cold (ed. R. Saint Clare and Steve Donoghue) and Eccentric Circles (ed. Cynthia Brackett-Vincent).

Find out more: www.danecobain.com

Until next time,

Wordcount: 555 words

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for reading and sharing your review! If you haven't already, is there any chance you could also post it to Amazon and/or Goodreads? Happy reading and thanks again!


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