Book Review: The Slob by Aron Beauregard
Author: Aron Beauregard
Published: November 18, 2020
Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 4 stars
Some stains don’t come out…
Raised in a household that was so filthy it was stomach spilling, Vera has become a neat-freak. Her obsession with cleanliness sprouts the concept that her skills can be put to use in a unique way. In an effort to generate some income for her and her disabled husband Daniel just prior to the birth of their first child, she takes aim at the booming door to door sales business of the late 80s.
All is going well until she arrives at the steps of a house she wished she never had. The steps of an evil that brings back the ghastly memories she so desperately tried to wash away.
Nothing will prepare you for the nastiness, disorder and uncleansable horror brought forth by… The Slob.
What even is my life right now? I think this book was pushing it, even for me! It was nasty. The detail, not just of the crimes, the violations, the abuse, but even the state of the filthy houses. I’m not a big gore fan; normally it doesn’t bother me and I’m not really drawn to the sub genre. But I’ll give it to Beauregard, this book made me genuinely uncomfortable. However, has it stuck in my brain. I was set to give it 3 stars and to conclude that it was well done, just not for me. But several days later, I’m still thinking about this book. I’m even considering reading the sequel. The idea terrifies me, but I think I’m gonna do it. This book absolutely is not for everyone. I don’t believe in trigger warnings, but if any book needs one, it’s The Slob! But, I’m glad I read it … and I think I’ll read the sequel.