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Lord of Dark Places

4.17  ·  Rating Details  ·  23 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A detective story, a black comedy, a tragedy, and thirty years out of print, it's a dissertation on history/stereotypes that man/unman black Americans.
Paperback, 285 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Turtle Point Press
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Jason
Jul 31, 2011 Jason added it
Keep reading... it took me 1/3 of this book before I realized that there was more to the story than an effective attempt to shock and offend. Turned out to be a nuanced allegorical tale of race, america and love and anger in the post-vietnam age, as viewed through dislocated folktales and grotesque stereotype. Brutal.
Tosh
Feb 13, 2013 Tosh rated it it was amazing
Without a doubt one of the strangest books I have ever read. It sort of like Faulkner meets Iceberg Slim with Gay overtones. Also I can't believe that this book is not better known. It's comes from a dark place - so the title is not off at all. Not at all.
Haywood
Sep 27, 2007 Haywood rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: not children
Impossible to put this book down. Very intense, graphic, fast-moving but vigorous. Probably the book I read in grad school that was everyone's favorite in the class (the class was called "Immoral Fiction").
Shevi
Oct 17, 2009 Shevi rated it liked it
This is the craziest book I have ever read!!!!
Jez
Sep 12, 2015 Jez rated it it was amazing
bewildering and scorching and vital
Allan
Feb 21, 2016 Allan added it
This was a disturbing and real-feeling account of the life of one man, who survives by nasty cunning and whom we can hardly blame because of the blows dealt with him in life. I guess I kept thinking... Yeah, it doesn't surprise me that this guy ends up like this.
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