I can’t say that I’ve read anything like what this author accomplishes here. Killing Matt Cooper by John Cassian is the kind of story that’s impossible to anticipate: At first you don’t quite know where it’s going; once you do, it knocks your socks off. You can’t believe what you’re reading…and can’t stop, either. Cassian doesn’t pull any punches in this visceral novella, which offers a unique perspective into the mind of a psychopath, a man who continuously justifies his grotesque actions. With its sheer innovation and clear prose, Killing Matt Cooper is a professionally handled story that’s absolutely worth the experience. Just be ready: it’s not for everyone.