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hideously kinky...and an absolute delight.
on 15 November 2011
This author is amazing. I have read all of his works (in English translation) to date. All outstanding reads.
He investigates the darker side of human nature, in true bete noire style - his gothic stories set between the world wars of last century.
An unlikely hero character manifests himself in Eberhard Mock.
Exotic themes, twisted perverse story-lines, high drama, horrific, gross crimes.
Aristocracy, intellectuals, the misplaced, immigrants, perverts, deviants, paupers, lowlifes reign.
This particular novel starts rather slowly before hitting the accelerator,becoming a real page turner - ripping through love, hate, family ties, friendships, murder, crime, corruption, prostitution, orgies, paranormal, occult, betrayal and almost the whole gambit of sexual preferences/practises.
Mock is the anti-hero - one of the 'real' heroes of all time.
Take time out, check out this author, read his works and be transported to a time and place where anything goes.