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Working at the local processing plant, Marcos is in the business of slaughtering humans—though no one calls them that anymore.His wife has left him, his father is sinking into dementia, and Marcos tries not to think too hard about how he makes a living. After all, it happened so quickly. First, it w

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Author Agustina Bazterrica

Pages 224

Publisher Simon and Schuster

Published Date 2020-08-04

ISBN 1982151307 9781982151300


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hannah shared a tip "Made me want to go vegetarian 🤢"

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sandy_lopez shared a tip "Dark and disturbing. It also makes you think about how far would our society would go if there was really no animals left."

caitvd shared a tip "Masterfully done and mercifully short. Absolutely disgusting, but read it!"

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libby_staebell shared a tip "Woah. What a crazy dystopia the author painted for us. What a crazy concept. Kind of loved it."

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kayla_larrison shared a tip "I’ve given this book to multiple people and the shock on their faces never ceases to amaze me! #gutpunch #shock #gore"

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rico_bolds shared a tip "Intriguing yet revolting ideas and world. The protagonist is relatable and he speaks what we think at times."

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zerotwo42 shared a tip "Hannibal Lecter gone wrong, but a fascinating world that leaves you shocked. And the end though… but the end!!"

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simplers shared a tip "Extremely gross in my opinion. Different for everyone though."

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sarah_christine_5028 shared a tip "It took me a minute to get into it but the ending 🤯"

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megan_jungers shared a tip "Def not for everyone but I absolutely loved it."

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megan_brockhouse shared a tip "Not for the faint of heart! Very dark but very good"

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babydolldaydreams shared a tip "Absolutely love this book! I wish it was longer. 💕"

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emmah. shared a tip "gross dystopia with an almost enraging ending"

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alicia_wurm shared a tip "Not sure what to make of the ending. I feel like there is importance in the last sentence but I have no clue what it is"

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mya_puello_ shared a tip "ending had a good little twist to it."

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paige_archuleta shared a tip "I wanted to like this book so bad. I like the idea of the story, just wasn’t a fan of the writing style I guess?"

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mackenzie_vickery shared a tip "Definitely gross but very well written. Gorey and captivating, very fast read."

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mary_silva shared a tip "Right now I think it's desperation by Stephen king. Do you?"

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spiralledhorror shared a tip "It was good, could’ve been better. I’d like more expansion on how the industry started out."

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miranda_higman shared a tip "This was a very thought provoking book. Dark and uncomfortable, but not unrealistic."

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shawn_loves_superna shared a tip "Perfect writing and oh my god it was so gross and twisted. I wanted it to stop but I also could not put it down!"

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zoe_medrano shared a tip "This book was so chaotically disturbing and I loved it and the ending get me so bad!"

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michelle_carrington_973 shared a tip "Revolting. Do not eat and read! The premise is fascinating, but the animal cruelty chapters completely ruined it for me."

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eva_molnar shared a tip "4/5 stars it was really gross but thought provoking"

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lj_bainbridge shared a tip "I will never forget this book…the most impactful horror I have ever read"

shaina_carrington shared a tip "Horror. Love weird and different books. Isn’t for the light hearted."

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casey_hilton shared a tip "Brutal."

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grindy shared a tip "Provocative and disturbing. The ending made me want to throw the book across the room in dismay."

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angela_dawson_4491 shared a tip "Super dark. Unpredictable ending. Disturbing imagery. Loved it."

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georgie_freeman shared a tip "It’s an odd book, gets a little dry here and there but it’s an entertaining story."

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cindy_lane shared a tip "It is a lot. I'm a twisty and this was almost too much for me ( a first) but not something you can put down."

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rylie_smiley_grisse shared a tip "Even though the book can be grotesque, it keeps you hanging on to every word and craving to know what comes next."

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hailey_pomponio shared a tip "Everything is unexpected in this book. The ending will crush you"

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noellectric shared a tip "THAT ENDING."

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dayana_biggs shared a tip "This book was different than what I had expected. It wasn’t bad,but I’m not sure if I liked it as much as I wanted to."

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kylie_salyers shared a tip "Very good for a rough dystopian. Recommend but check trigger warnings!"

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kristen_range shared a tip "I guarantee this will leave you pondering your humanity."

jamie_lillie shared a tip "This book makes you question your morality. A very short, intense read."

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joey_b. shared a tip "An unseen, unconjecturable ending in the final paragraph turned this from a 4 star read to a definite 5 star must read."

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marlee_shannon shared a tip "This book was amazing! Disturbing, graphic, beautifully written and impossible to put down. And that ENDING! Wow."

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mandie_regan shared a tip "This book sticks with you long after you’re finished. The ending 🤯"

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dawn_yuncker shared a tip "My daughter and I started this book this morning. I don't know how far along she is but, I just finished. I am destroyed."

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meg_an_1449 shared a tip "Certainly an interesting book, it was pretty good, though it felt like it ended too soon. Not a bad ending though."

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tara_duncan_9422 shared a tip "Very gruesome. Sometimes hard to stomach. Ending was heart breaking. Great read, but have a strong stomach."

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perla_nava-reyes shared a tip "Perfect amount of realism and honesty to the end"

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soulsticereader shared a tip "Nice plot twist 3out of 5"

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jessika_brooks shared a tip "I almost stopped this so many times but im glad I didn't! It was disturbing and unexpecting!! I got my husband to read it!"

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chrysa_stama shared a tip "so gruesome but so good"

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ashlee_bauer shared a tip "Oh goodness… there were parts I liked and parts that were horrible. The ending was messed up. Absolutely wretched."

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chelsea_gomez_6102 shared a tip "A must read!! Super weird and almost seems like the future of reality. I could not put it down!"

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taryn_kilday shared a tip "Quick read. Incredibly written. A disturbing picture depicting humans at their most animalistic."

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