- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: Dedalus Ltd (20 Mar. 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 187398247X
- ISBN-13: 978-1873982471
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,320,507 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Confessions of a Flesh-eater (Original Fiction in Paperback) Paperback – 20 Mar 1997
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The confessions of Orlando Crispe constitute a detailed and frank account of the love affair between a master and his medium. For Crispe, the consumption of flesh is essentially an act of love, a communion as intimate as the act of sex.
The novel gives Orlando Crispe’s classic menus and readers who wish to try them are advised that whenever human flesh is specified, animal flesh can be used instead. Loin of pork, for example, would make an excellent substitute for the thigh of Miss Lydia Malone, which Master Orlando uses in his Roast Loin of Pork with Peach and Kumquat Stuffing.
Whether you think Orlando is the living embodiment of an ancient philosophy of passion, or a monster, Confessions of a Flesh-Eater allows you to experience the pleasures of flesh for yourself. A witty, indulgent read.
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Single-mindedly devoted to his cause of inducing in the Eater the emotions he wishes to convey, he lets us taste the lives of others with the unique flavours imparted by their experience and demise.
Crispe is delightfully prurient, and there is method to his madness, which justifies his actions on the basis of what he terms 'absorptionism': The consumption of flesh is a final act of love, with the weaker being eaten, ascending to ultimate fulfilment by becoming part of the stronger.