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The Devil at four o'clock. by Max Catto
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Sep 25, 09

Read in April, 2009

This story of a Priest and 3 convicts risking their lives to save a colony of leper children from an exploding volcano (is that high-concept enough for you?) is my favorite of the 3 books from Max Catto that I've read.Last week I re-read this one. I like the way the author makes the island and its exploding volcano come alive thru his descriptive language. It is always belching,burping, rolling over and scratching itself,vomiting,dancing,shrugging; they feel its hot breath and smell its foulness.It is always being compared to an animal, a living thing. It is described as hungry, impatient, even sultry! And I think too that this story resonates with me because I am, after all, an ex-convict. I know what it feels like to be dehumanized, demonized and dismissed as having zero worth.
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Joe I read this one when I was having a Max Catto Spree, I think I finished about all his books as was my habit, when I was young and there were no DVD.
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Raegan Butcher Joe wrote: "I read this one when I was having a Max Catto Spree, I think I finished about all his books as was my habit, when I was young and there were no DVD.
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Ah, yes, the days when we had to pay attention because we couldn't rewind...


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