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Little Hands Clapping by Dan Rhodes
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Oct 07, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: books-i-own, read-in-2010
Recommended for: People who add a little blood to their milkshake in order to give it that nice strawberry color
Read from October 25 to November 03, 2010

How many writers can successfully combine necrophilia, spider-chewing, a dog spitting genitals, a streaking cannibal, incest, Pavarotti, a suicide museum and the fine smell of freshly-baked bread in one novel? That's right. One writer: Dan Rhodes.

This is my first Rhodes book and I am impressed by his writing, sense of humor and variety of characters. Dan Rhodes is one twisted individual and I say that in the kindest way. If Tim Burton and Robert Rodriguez wrote a novel together, this would be it. It's nice knowing that there are contemporary writers who can still amaze with the originality of their ideas. A great, entertaining, multi-layered read - despite the fact that it can gross you out a bit at times.

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