Book Review: Son of the Slob by Aron Beauregard
Son of the Slob
Series: The Slob #2
Author: Aron Beauregard
Published: July 27, 2021
Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 4 stars
Like father, like Son?
Vera Harlow is a survivor. After a chance encounter led to her being held captive in a disgusting house of horrors, she fought tooth and nail to escape the clutches of a man known only as The Slob. But while she may have fled the disastrous situation, the details of her struggle are now carved into her flesh and soul.
Vera’s son is the product of utter depravity. Harold, the sinister seed left by the man who took everything from her, continues to blossom in nauseating fashion. His features and habits are stomach-churning, vividly familiar, and becoming more disturbing by the day. Determined to coax out the bright side of her child that she sees an occasional glimpse of, Vera strives for normalcy. But will the faint light she’s chasing shine through the darkness or will she be left cleaning up another gruesome mess?
Why do I do this to myself?? And the fact that I feel so horrible about myself when I say that this was a good book … I mean it was really bad, but it was also good. It’s just confusing!! I literally felt sick reading it, more so than The Slob! But I also keep thinking about it and pondering it! I’ve decided that I’m not about gore for gore’s sake. And I sincerely doubt I’ll be reading anything else like The Slob series. However, I’m glad I read them, and while I can’t say that I “enjoyed” them, they definitely had an effect and they’ve stayed with me. Son of the Slob, in some ways, is worse than The Slob. It’s easy to see the villain in The Slob. In Son, my gosh, you get a cold, hard look at humanity at its worst! Definitely not for everybody, but those hardcore horror fans will definitely like it!!