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5.0 out of 5 stars "Silence of the Lambs" meets "Exquisite Corpse". A Must!!, 22 Jan. 1999
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This review is from: Every Dead Thing: A Charlie Parker Thriller: 1 (Hardcover)
This is a gut-churning read, the prose dragging you from page to page, reluctant to put it down; yet, you need to take breaks to recover from the sheer horror Connolly portrays.
This is no ordinary crime thriller. Corpses are left strewn around Connolly's landscape like pebbles on a beach; and the corpses are not ordinary. You need to read the book to understand this point.
The plotting is complex, the story lavish. Comparisons with Silence of the Lambs is inevitible, but I found that large portions of the book were redolent of Poppy Z Brite's equally gruesome thriller "Exquisite Corpse". The New Orleans setting was partly responsible for this; the author's wallowing in gore was also a contributor.
Don't read this book if you're sqeamish for you'll never sleep soundly again.
My only concern as a reader is what my enjoyment of the book says about me; or indeed about the psychopatholgy of an author who can create such horror.
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Initial post: 16 Jul 2015, 17:09:46 BST
I read this novel years ago, and was horrified to learn that I LOVED it. It brought out the dark side in me that I had previously only suspected! Since then I have read everything John Connolly has written, and am pleased to say that I have meet this amazing man on a few occasions at book signing of events. He is utterly charming, funny and very approachable. I have his latest novel here, just waiting to be read, (I have to find just the right time) and looking forward to being lost again in Charlie Parker's world!
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