Book Review: Heart of Swine

Animals kill to survive, humans do it because yolo.

Freddy F. Fonseca ~ Heart of Swine


Think you’re living in an environmental dystopia? Wait until we start thawing a frozen planet with pig farts. That’s where the story begins and it doesn’t get any less wild.

Oh yeah, and there’s our hero. The last remaining pig on Earth just happened to be blessed with superpowers. Which he would use to avenge the extermination of his species, were he not to get tangled up in an all-too-human web of greed, lust, and indifference.


This is such an interesting debut.

I studied Animal Farm at school and remember being astounded by the creativity and observation involved in the book.

Naturally I was intrigued to read another book where animals play a very different role in society.

Although there are elements of other dystopian books in this story, Fonseca has a vivid – and surreal – imagination.

Ridiculous yet realistic, this book is amusing and shocking, as it looks at man’s feeble attempts to heal our planet.

Unfortunately this book wasn’t for me, as I didn’t really like the author’s writing style and the concept was just a little too weird.

That said, Heart of Swine is a clever, allegorical story of today’s society and where things may very well be headed.

Rating: 2 out of 5.

I received a copy of the book from the author and Insta Book Tours. Opinions my own.

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