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Disturbing but brilliant,
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This James Herbert book was very different from the other books I have read by him (The Rats, The Fog, The Dark). The whole story is told by the ppint of view of one charactor and there are only a few gory scenes (although when there are bloody scenes, they are very gory and vividly described).
Although I found this book quite upsetting as the main charactor has spinobifoda and is physically deformed and for the first half of the novel we are told a lot about how unhappy he is and how hard the world is for people like him. However, the story is origional and very well told and I found it very difficult to put down. The last 200 pages are amazing, very creative and suspenceful.
Nicolas Dismas was a handsom, famous and well-loved actor in the 1930's and 40's, but on the inside he was a horrible person. 50 years after his death he is given a chance to live again to put right what went wrong and show that he is a good person (but he will have no memory of his previous life). He is born as Nick Dismas, a man made miserable and lonely by his deformity's. He is a Private Investigator and is one day asked to look for a woman's long lost son, which leads him on a terrifying and disturbing journey to Peacefull Rest, a nursing home for the elderly, and the horrors that it conceals.
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Initial post: 16 Aug 2012, 09:25:48 BST
I thank you most tediously for this review.
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