Book Review – Eating Bull by Carrie Rubin

With Carrie Rubin’s new book, The Bone Curse, coming out shortly, I’m a little (a lot) behind the times with this review, but it’s better late than never to spend time with such a gem.

Eating Bull is Carrie Rubin’s sophomore effort, a thriller centering on overweight Jeremy Barton (unaffectionately known as “Eating Bull”) and a serial killer with a real obesity hang-up. The prose is clean and stays out of the way of an absorbing plot while the characters draw you in. From the day-to-day struggles of Jeremy’s mom, Connie, who’s just trying to make ends meet and do the right thing for her son, to the public health advocate, Sue, who’s determined to hold all responsible parties accountable for their role in enabling an overweight America, the reader is left with the sense that these are real people.

With its original premise, Eating Bull comes with a message, but like all good fiction, it’s encapsulated in an electrifying story. This is a timeless novel because the same guilt and pressure that Jeremy faces attack each of us in different ways. Carrie’s taken what could have been a run-of-the-mill thriller and put her own mark on it, which is what any good author does.

I was sad to see this one end, but I’m sincerely looking forward to strapping in for another Carrie Rubin thrill ride!


You can learn more about Carrie on her website and also on Twitter where she’s constantly interleaving educational health insights with gut-busting humor.

11 thoughts on “Book Review – Eating Bull by Carrie Rubin”

  1. Wow, Phillip, thank you so much. Signing into social media and finding a new review of one of my books is like Christmas all over again, especially one this good. I’m so glad you enjoyed the book, and I truly appreciate you taking the time to review it (both here and Amazon) and spread the word about it. Reviews always fuel my motivation to write, so here’s to good writing sessions for us both today!

    1. Thanks, Jill! Yours is up next, but I apologize ahead of time as it’s taking me some time to get through these books in my short reading increments. 😉

      1. You certainly don’t need to apologize, Phillip. Trust me, I know how hard it is to keep up with all of our reading. Besides, my book is romance…I never really expected you to read it. My co-worker, a male, read it, and promptly suggested a sequel called “Second Chance Bromance.” LOL!

        1. LOL, love it.

          And you’d be correct in noting that romance is a little out of my wheelhouse, but I’m making a concerted effort to read more of those things I normally wouldn’t gravitate towards. I feel like I can learn quite a bit from them, especially romance being a major weak point for me, and double-especially given that you’ve reached the coveted ‘published’ status! I’m overjoyed that you’ve found success and to see that your next book is in the hopper.

          1. That is so sweet, Phillip…thank you. But please, don’t feel you have to read my book, or write a review. Your friendship and support over the years has been appreciated. I know one day, we’ll be reading your book(s). Keep writing, if it’s what you enjoy.

          2. Thank you for the kind words, Jill. I’m honestly excited to read it, so no obligation felt on my end! I really do feel I can learn a lot from it.

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