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Scar Culture

3.4 of 5 stars 3.40  ·  rating details  ·  93 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Deals with the controversial subjects of incest, child abuse and psychosexual healing. This title appears destined to follow in the tradition of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest and The Dice Man as fiction that challenges the way we think about psychotherapy and dysfunctional sexuality.
Paperback, 354 pages
Published July 1st 2000 by Canongate Books (first published 1999)
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Arax Miltiadous
Άλλο ένα βιβλίο που με άφησε με αμφιθυμία...
Το μισό μου "είναι" επαναστατούσε μπροστά στα τόσα νοσηρά, εγκληματικά περιστατικά που αφειδώς κατέγραφε το βιβλίο ως προς την σεξουαλική και λοιπών ειδών κακοποίηση που υπέστηκαν τα πειραματόζωα του Θλιβερού, καθώς και για την ίδια την δικιά του καταδυνάστευση προς την αδερφή του.
Η αλήθεια, το ήξερα κάπου μέσα μου πως θα ήταν ακραίο εφόσον η σειρά των εκδόσεων Οξύ-Παραμόρφωση, επιλεγεί τέτοιους είδους μυθιστοριογραφίες για έκδοση. Απλά, ίσως τελικά ν
I'm honestly not sure what to say about this book. The story is very odd and focuses on disturbing characters, whilst seeming muddled throughout. I think the writer has a lot of potential but this book was all in too much bad taste for my liking. The book seems to be more about trying to shock the reader than developing any form of story line, although I suppose it adds to the psychosis theme.

It was a struggle to read the whole book as it did not grab my attention (but I managed it in the end!)
I almost stopped reading the book because 1st 95 pages were crazy, rambling, and disturbing. I recommend skipping over unless you really like reading the writing style. The rest of the book is also disturbing, but has more of a sense of humor. Doctor-patient relationships in the book show that the doctor is often sicker than the patient.
Apr 09, 2009 Tyler marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
A friend recommended this. Says its the first book that really pushed the limits of good taste, and this is one SICK friend! I will let y'all know what there is to know once I get to it...
Konstantinos Kapositas
Dives you into the perseptective of the abused one...very strong. Will read it again
Mal Nox
it made me shiver from the beginning until the end.
Well written, but disturbing.
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Toni Davidson was born in Ayr in 1965. He has edited And Thus I Will Freely Sing (1989) and Intoxication: An Anthology of Stimulant-Based Writing (1998). His novel Scar Culture was published in 1999 to rapturous acclaim.

Author photo by Ben Dixon.
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