28 October 2014

Review: Consumed

Consumed by David Cronenberg

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This debut novel from Cronenberg will likely appeal to fans of his films, and to readers looking for something strange but smartly written. Tech, fetishism, medical obsession, body horror, cannibalism, sex and philosophy all feature prominently. There was a fairly jarring change from third to first person in the last third of the novel or so. You get the sense that the themes explored in the book have been bouncing around Cronenberg's head for some time, and once it all comes out the book just kind of ends. This is one of those books where even though I didn't really enjoy the characters very much, I was compelled to keep reading just to see where the story was going. 3.5/5

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