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Marked for Life
 
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Paul Magrs
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Set in suburbia, this novel has a strange erotic twist. Genders are switched, absent lovers remain bizarrely but sweetly attentive, and sex blossoms in unexpected circumstances.
Hardcover, 217 pages
Published November 13th 1995 by Chatto And Windus (first published 1995)
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Dec 07, 2012 The Master rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this. It's a bizarro tale featuring a cast of eccentrics and everyday sorts thrown together/torn apart one crazy Christmas Eve. Magical realism, the world through a child's eyes, the lies grown ups tell each other, jealousy, infidelity, a kidnapping, a blizzard, and a road trip through hell.

Oh, and it's also got the (sort of) origin story of Iris Wildthyme. Bloody eck!

I woke up today looking forward to seeing what was up next for these characters, then realised I had finished the book. De
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Drew Perron
Aug 05, 2014 Drew Perron rated it it was ok
I wouldn't want to spend time with any of these people. And that's not necessarily a bad thing - a character doesn't have to be fun to hang out with in real life to be fun to read about, and even if I didn't like these characters, that doesn't mean that there aren't people who would.

But the problem is that these people - and especially the two main viewpoint characters, Mark and Sam, and the instigator of the plot, Tony - are too fucked-up to actually fit the roles they have in the narrative. Es
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Becky
Apr 01, 2013 Becky rated it really liked it
I re-read this just before Christmas, and I thought it was fantastic, especially the ending. I loved the magic in it - the atmosphere Magrs creates. If you like reading Paul's books, you should definitely check out his first.
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