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Rabid Child

3.14  ·  Rating Details ·  14 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Desmond Cray just wants to be left alone. Homeless and friendless, he skulks around town scavenging for food and peeping on unsuspecting women. But his life of anonymity is threatened when a foster mother from his past sees him huddled in the rain and insists he return to her house. There, Desmond enters into a nightmarish world of sin and depravity. Through his dealings w ...more
Paperback, 228 pages
Published 2010 by New Pulp Press
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Andersen Prunty
May 30, 2010 Andersen Prunty rated it really liked it
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The publisher sent an advance copy of this book to me for a review/blurb. Unfortunately, I don't have time to write a lengthy review of it, although it is very deserving. Here's what I do have to say about it:

Pete Risley’s RABID CHILD is a brilliant character study of a man blighted to the core of his being, his depravity mirrored in the sad and rotting world around him. Think Dostoevsky’s Raskolnikov if he was in a John Waters film and you would have something that comes very close to Risley’s
May 31, 2010 Megan rated it did not like it
I'd give this negative stars if I could. Added it when I was new to Goodreads... it's been on the TBR for so long that I thought I'd finally give it a try. What a waste. Stupid story, bad writing.

Sabrina Ogden
Apr 24, 2011 Sabrina Ogden rated it really liked it
I was first introduced to roaches when I lived in Hawaii during my sixth grade year. They were big bugs, and some even had wings. I remember one night while washing dishes at the kitchen sink I kept getting the distinct feeling that I was being watched, and sure enough... I looked up and there on the edge of the paper towel dispenser was the biggest roach I had ever seen. I'm talking two inches long with those feeler things that stood out past his head another inch, maybe even more. And before I ...more
Aug 17, 2010 Josh rated it liked it
Shelves: own
Rabid Child is the story of an unlikely protagonist (a degenerate homeless pervert) finding his way back home after years eating out of dumpsters and sleeping in drainpipes. Throw in a support cast consisting of a bible-bashing cripple, a 20-something nympo and batsh!t crazy foster mother and you’ve got a breeding ground of depravity and mental instability. Do not read this on a full stomach – some of the scenes will make you sick. That being said, the characters were surprisingly well rounded w ...more
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