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5.0 out of 5 stars A fascinating fictional exposé, 23 Nov. 1998
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This review is from: Father of Lies (Hardcover)
As a scathing indictment of institutional corruption that transcends its religious milieu to comment on well-meaning but powerful ideological organizations generally, Father of Lies is timely and desperately needed.
Though murder, pederasty, and multiple personalities could have made for a gripping psychological thriller, Evenson wisely avoids the genre's overworked trappings with odd details and fresh turns of event that make the novel as memorable as it is disturbing.
Evenson's adept point-of-view shifts and experiments in form and psychic distance demonstrate a technical proficiency that allows him to alternately take readers deep inside the twisted mind of his protagonist, then back out for relieving breathers.
In the end, a quick, sobering, and worthwhile read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Call David Lynch now!, 24 Dec. 1998
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This review is from: Father of Lies (Hardcover)
In Father of Lies, Brian Evenson has at once crafted a straight-ahead thriller (somewhat contrary to his reputation as an experimentalist) and also crawls into your psyche with a mood that reminded me of that weird Jacob's Ladder movie. I could see someone like David Lynch making a creepy movie out of this. It sucked me in and was a quick, entertaining read with serious undertones.
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5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best pieces of fiction i've seen lately, 15 Nov. 1998
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This review is from: Father of Lies (Hardcover)
this book was excellent, the story of a psychotic, pedofile priest and his insane delusions, highly reccomended
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Father of Lies by Brian Evenson (Hardcover - 4 Sept. 1998)
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