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The Captors

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"Kidnappers are frequently complex devious people," the detective had warned her. But that wasn't the half of it. What began as a routine kidnapping would end in much more--sins of unspeakable evil and terrifying violence. Who are these strangely sinister captors and who is their wickedly erotic victim?

What has been happening to this strange young girl, and what has produc
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Published November 1st 1999 by Pocket Books (first published 1969)
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mark monday
when i first read this book in my early 20s, it was the cover that drew me in and not the name of the author. the cover illustrated just the sort of oh-so-cutting edge scenario that interested me most during that part of my life, and the author was known to me only as a writer of genre horror, and to my snobby postmodern self, genre writers were only to be mocked. how wrong i was! although Captors is far from ground-breaking, it broke the hard crust i had developed in college that had moved me a ...more
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I've had this one on the shelf for a long time. It's an early novel, from 1969, and is about college students and radicals and the one-percent who feeds off of the world's unrest. Wrap those ingredients up into a kidnapping and you have this novel. It reminded me of the Patty Hearst kidnapping, which didn't occur until several years after this novel was published. It has some plot twists that I will not spoil here. If you've never read any of John Farris's novels I would recommend you do so if y ...more
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American writer and screenwriter of both adaptations of his own books (e.g. 'The Fury'), of the works of others (such as Alfred Bester's 'The Demolished Man') and original scripts. In 1973 he wrote and directed the film 'Dear Dead Delilah'. He has had several plays produced off-Broadway, and also paints and writes poetry. At various times he has made his home in New York, Southern California and P ...more
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