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The Abomination

3.43 of 5 stars 3.43  ·  rating details  ·  82 ratings  ·  4 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 March 24th 2000)
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Veronica Preiss
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'.
Oct 28, 2008 Shannon marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Another Chip Kidd cover. AWESOME.
Somehwere between a 3 and a 4. I am still wavering about which one it is closer to.
Very disturbing
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