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Chthon by Piers Anthony
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Oct 08, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2011, cannibalism, surreal, science-fiction, 100-paperbacks
Recommended to Rob by: Fogus Fogus
Read from September 28 to October 07, 2011 , read count: 1

Anthony's first novel is a prurient and Freudian tale. A science fictional Oedipus Rex , and a visceral psychodrama full of pathos and catharsis. I can imagine it being in some niche of Frank Herbert's Dune universe, but it shares more (thematically) with books like Dhalgren . It's short, but it's dense.

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Reading Progress

09/29/2011 page 19
09/30/2011 page 48
21.0% "Really digging this book so far."
10/01/2011 page 79
35.0% "Call me prurient, but I'm really engaged with this one."
10/04/2011 page 145
64.0% "This freaky psyhodrama just got upgraded to full-on Freudian catharsis."
10/06/2011 page 181
80.0% "Like... from full-on Freudian to viscerally Freudian. A regular science fictional Oedipus here."
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