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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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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.
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.
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").
Oct 17, 2009 Shevi rated it liked it
This is the craziest book I have ever read!!!!
Sep 12, 2015 Jez rated it it was amazing
bewildering and scorching and vital
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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