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The Picture of Contented New Wealth: A Metaphysical Horror

3.05  ·  Rating Details  ·  19 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
This is a gothic tragedy set in the 1980s, bringing proper chracterization and a literary sensibility to the traditional horror story. It's mix of generic elements and mystical realism deal with the irreducibility of evil and its successful normalization into our daily and dominant reality.
Paperback, 216 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by John Hunt Publishing (first published 2009)
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Leila
May 31, 2012 Leila rated it liked it
This book started out fantastic, the writing is very strong. About halfway through the story became kind of generic though, at least to me. I was expecting something new, and unimaginable. Still worth a read I guess, if you fancy evil.
Hazel Murphy
Apr 10, 2015 Hazel Murphy rated it liked it
A stereotypical ending for this kind of story but it was still an enjoyable read. I did like that it was into the main premise of the story fairly quickly, there wasn't a 100 page build up however having said that, the middle was quite long instead...

If you like stories about demonic possession you will definitely enjoy this book :)
Teflon
Sep 02, 2010 Teflon rated it liked it
Recommended to those who like pretentious writing and feel that horror is beneath them. For all others only read if you're borrowing it from a mate or there's nothing left on the shelf. There's some good writing here -that's true - but the editing is awful (ironic considering the overbearing pretentious crap at the end of the book by the publisher). Better editing and taking out "the last word" would make this a 4 star book. As it is, it hovers between 2 and 3....
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Feb 13, 2013 Jake Bialos rated it liked it
This book is a totally wild Cultural Critique disguised as a SUPERNATURAL TALE of possession or madness or BOTH. With a very very flawed protagonist locked in a battle with a demon over a wife he doesn't love anymore... or does he? Strange, yes. Compelling and Scarey, sure!
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