by Paul Kwiatkowski in New Products on Tuesday 13 September 2011

Matthew Stokoe’s first novel, Cows, is by far the most brutal, imaginative and exciting book I have ever read. Whether Stokoe is writing about nefarious talking cows, the American dream, high and disfigured on its own celebrity obsession, or of sinister bygone secrets that smother a small town, Stokoe’s gritty, page-turning narratives and hyper-violent subject matter make him into one of the most nihilistic and original contemporary writers of fiction.