Eating Bull

Eating Bull

by Carrie Rubin


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ISBN-13: 9781940419107
Publisher: ScienceThrillers
Publication date: 10/15/2015
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Carrie Rubin is an award-winning author with a background in medicine and public health. Formerly a practicing physician, she now devotes most of her time to writing. Her genre-bending medical thrillers include The Bone Curse, Eating Bull, and The Seneca Scourge. She is a member of the International Thriller Writers association and lives in Ohio.

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Eating Bull 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
JwlsMacRay More than 1 year ago
Excellent writing! Excellent plot story! A thriller that kept me turning the page. I liked how the author gave chapters to main characters. She gave the reader in-depth view of what the character felt and who they were. The story is about Jeremy, Eating Bull, who struggles with obesity from lots of fast food, sugar eating, and little exercise. He is a teenager being raised by a single mom and they live with her very bitter, name calling dad. Between his abusive words and kids from school, Jeremy battles with drowning his sorrows with food eating. Jeremy meets Sue, a health nurse, who convinces him to sue the fast food industry for being a part of his obesity. This lands Jeremy in the public eye and in the middle of a serial killer's obsession with getting rid of obese people. Very exciting thriller! Read it to find out Jeremy's outcome. You won't regret it.
DiiMI More than 1 year ago
Get ready to experience every emotion you have as a twisted and delusional killer collides headlong with a bullied and depressed obese teen, his mother and a warrior nurse on a mission. Eating Bull by Carrie Rubin is powerful fiction that tackles obesity and punctuates its horrors with a crazed serial killer on a rampage to stomp out the disease one victim at a time. Settle back and watch as the tentacles of this tale stretch both as separate stories and as extensions of each other as three points of view are exposed with sometimes heart-wrenching results. Jeremy is grossly obese in a world that ridicules him, punishes him, stares at him and berates him for his size. He is part of a growing number of teens lost in a world where beauty and perfection rule, while being different turns a child into a pariah and an emotional punching bag. His strongest advocate, a health nurse takes on the restaurant/food service industry in an indictment of their responsibility for Jeremy’s condition. His story catches the interest of Darwin, a brutal and sadistic killer, will Jeremy, a boy seeking only friendship and a normal life become the victim of a man whose hatred for obesity knows no bounds? Carrie Rubin has presented her case, told her story and done it well. The personalities of her characters are alive, their emotions are real and the story of Jeremy and Darwin are far more paralleled than one could believe. Is Darwin the future Jeremy? Yes the story is well-told, but not entirely a comfortable one. Follow along; see your school days pass before you. Oh, you didn’t bully or make fun of the fat kid? Did you step in to show friendship or stop the bullying or did you cower away or heaven forbid, laugh? If Carrie Rubin cannot o the error of your ways, then your heart may be missing. Jeremy’s pain is real, he is in crisis and it isn’t his entire fault. He becomes a hero of sorts when he goes public to make the world aware of big business’ power of seduction, but the price he pays may be with his life. What drove Darwin to become obsessed with fitness? What made him kill “fat” over and over? You’ll find the answers in Eating Bull as well as an entirely new insight into bully, obesity and the difficulty of breaking the chain of ignorance. This is a MUST read, should be in libraries and on classroom discussion calendars, because it is okay to be disturbed or uncomfortable with reading this powerful, so long as the message comes out. I received this copy from Carrie Rubin in exchange for my honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With Eating Bull, Carrie Rubin writes a fantastic medical thriller with thought-provoking themes about obesity, fat shaming, bullying and who is to blame for the epidemic of obesity. With engaging characters and a well-paced plot, Rubin tells the story of Jeremy, a high school teen who has been bullied for his weight problem. His mother works two jobs, he has an absent father and a live-in grandfather who is verbally abusive. This is not the best environment for a young man. Throw into the mix a well-meaning, if bossy, public health nurse and a delusional killer; and the reader is promised a great ride and Carrie Rubin delivers. Eating Bull is a fast paced thriller and a reader will be hard-pressed to put down.
GMBarlean More than 1 year ago
Outstanding writing. Excellent pacing! I'm impressed. This is an all around great book. I learned a lot and I'll recommend it to anyone!
ReadersFavorite1 More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Samantha Coville for Readers' Favorite In Eating Bull by Carrie Rubin, poor obese Jeremy thought his life would finally take a turn for the better when a nurse sues the food industry for him. The world is watching the curious, lonely boy who has become a "victim" of the food culture. But now Jeremy is at risk of becoming a real victim of murder, thanks to a psycho who is targeting the overweight. And with Jeremy as the poster boy for his size, the killer will stop at nothing to get him and his nurse too. How creative and unique is this plot! I can honestly say without a doubt that I have never read anything like this before. Carrie Rubin has taken the classic murder mystery thriller and brought it into the modern day world, tackling a very disturbing and relevant issue while bringing us along on an edge of your seat ride with Jeremy. But Eating Bull is not a one-trick pony. The one of a kind plot is accompanied by beautiful character depth and background writing. I could honestly envision Jeremy as a real person, and his nurse as well. And even though it takes moments to talk about Jeremy's condition, I never felt the story dipped into boredom. Carrie Rubin is a very talented writer and I can't wait to read what she thinks of next. The only reason this isn't a giant five out of five is because I think some of Jeremy's language seems beyond his years, something that happens when adults write teen parts. But this was a blast to read and I highly recommend it!
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Mary DeKok Blowers for Readers' Favorite In Eating Bull by Carrie Rubin, Jeremy, an obese fatherless teenager, is struggling emotionally as well as physically. The story is partly about his going through counseling to gain control of his overeating, and his mother’s attempts to help him, despite other negative influences in their home. Unfortunately, Jeremy is also the subject of ridicule and bullying at school. He is reputed to be part Native American, so his nickname Eating Bull is a reference to that as a play on words of the name Sitting Bull, a famous Native American. At heart, Jeremy is a sweet and likeable character and you want him to succeed and be a winner at life. But at the same time, a maniac serial killer is targeting overweight people as a message to America that they need to control their self-indulgence. Will his path cross with Jeremy’s? There are many tense moments and some short, graphic violent passages which could be disturbing to some readers. Eating Bull by Carrie Rubin was a surprise and a delight. I am interested in nutrition and the thought of a novel about it was intriguing to me. What a treat — it is so much more. In addition to the two main stories weaving together through Eating Bull, there is some good behavioral psychology to help the reader analyze their own eating patterns. My interest was sparked when I learned a few things about why people overeat and how to gain control over that pattern. Eating Bull will help people as well as entertain them with a great story.