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The Abomination

3.45  ·  Rating Details  ·  103 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Cruising the seamy underbelly of London’s gay scene, James Moore Zamora is as eager to repel men as he is to seduce them. Handsome, sophisticated, intelligent, and vain, beneath his immaculately maintained exterior lies an elaborate network of deeply embedded scars from a lifetime filled with betrayal and isolation. Born to negligent, self-absorbed parents and raised among ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published May 14th 2002 by Vintage (first published January 1st 2000)
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Veronica Preiss
Jun 26, 2010 Veronica Preiss rated it really liked it
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The first and last parts were almost too much for me - male homosexuality in graphic detail through an insecure and paranoid first person narrator. But the middle section, a vivid, bold and challenging description of his life during his boarding school years is easier to stomach, despite depicting child molestation in increasing intensity. Sexual aspects aside, the novel provides insight into the torments of being 'different'.
May 10, 2015 Cecil rated it it was ok
I found the book very prosy, and I kept hoping that I would finish it. Thank God I read it in an e-book format, so I didn't have to look up all of the words which nobody I know ever uses.
Jul 07, 2016 Scott rated it really liked it
Drope-dead gorgeous prose and bracingly confronting subject matter, my only real quibble was that it felt a bit long-winded at times, but it's clearly his love of language which prevents him from pruning it back, which is easy to forgive.
Oct 28, 2008 Shannon marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Another Chip Kidd cover. AWESOME.
Jul 30, 2009 Jessica rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Somehwere between a 3 and a 4. I am still wavering about which one it is closer to.
Oct 10, 2012 Yasmin rated it liked it
Very disturbing
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