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The Eclectic Prince (The Young Men in Pain Quartet #1)

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A rough modern cocktail of teenage love and revenge, poured over cubes of science fiction, shaken with some witchcraft and served with a thin slice of urban fantasy.
Kindle Edition, 114 pages
Published November 16th 2012
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Jim Liston
Mar 14, 2014 Jim Liston rated it it was amazing
When Val, username Valentine, exits the game after being plugged in for almost 2 years, not that much has changed. His book, Eurotrash is doing well, and he's still somewhat of a celebrity, and what else? Oh yeah, he's asked to use a hidden power to destroy mankind!

The Eclectic Prince is a whirlwind of a tale that will have you scratching your head and looking over your shoulder. After finishing the story, I immediately started at the beginning again to re-read it. I can't remember the last time
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Somekindofnobody
Apr 20, 2013 Somekindofnobody rated it really liked it
I got this because I was looking for something out-in-left-field. This is not vulgar or crass, in fact quite the opposite. You follow the mind and thoughts and actions of various personalities. When money is not an issue, what issues are there?

Plenty.

The stories are so strange. The scene with the gameshow where the contestants had to make these horrible decisions or get fried...AHHH that was so awesome.

This author WILL entertain you. Even the mundane thoughts are entertaining. There are very uni
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Paul Little
Aug 08, 2013 Paul Little rated it really liked it
This is a vigorous and confusing work that is dark and moody escape from reality. This is reminiscent of the fantasy works of Jon Courtenay Grimwood or perhaps a voodoo version of Trainspotting. Where it fell down a little for me is in the rigorous and unrelenting pace that does not give much in the way of description to enable a visualization of the characters. In some ways this read like a screenplay for a fast moving film that would be perfectly suited to the current style of high momentum, ...more
Philippa
Oct 21, 2014 Philippa rated it it was amazing
The Eclectic Prince falls into the post-modernist category with a bang. Val, the twisted young psycopathic main character, captures your interest with his frank, dark outlook on the world. I found the character mostly unrelatable which bizarrely made me like him more; I wanted to understand him.

Val takes us on a wild ride which begins when he moves to Spain and ends with a twisted version of the reality we started in. Add in a little bit of cousin-fucking, clever poetry, lust, murder and shapes
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That Caspar Vega better stop texting my daughter.
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