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by HQ, 24 August 2017. ISBN: 978-0-00823258-0 (TPB
Leander has a drug-addicted mother,
and an estranged brother ... except that nothing in his life is as it seems...
literary thriller is narrated by a protagonist, Leander, that it’s initially
hard to empathise with. He’s manipulative, cynical and parasitic ... but he
also suffers from chronic pain, which only heroin can relieve, so that for much
of the book his thoughts weave in and out of a chaotic jumble of mixed senses,
with visuals coming out as sound, or tastes becoming colours. Leander’s mother
has found a new boyfriend, Kimber, whose apparent kindness is cover for a more
sinister operation, and soon Leander and his brother Francis find themselves involved
with the police ... The sex, both straight and gay, is graphic, the violence
vividly described, and the author switches worlds from desperate users to an
upmarket art gallery to a shady nightclub with ease.
unusual thriller with an interesting protagonist.
Jonathan Lyonwas born in 1991 in
London. He studied at Oxford University, graduating in 2013 with the Gibbs
Prize. He moved to Berlin in the same year. He has had a chronic illness for
over a decade. He is a self-made demon. Carnivore
is his debut novel.
Marsali Taylor grew up near
Edinburgh, and came to Shetland as a newly-qualified teacher. She is currently
a part-time teacher on Shetland's scenic west side, living with her husband and
two Shetland ponies. Marsali is a qualified STGA tourist-guide who is
fascinated by history, and has published plays in Shetland's distinctive
dialect, as well as a history of women's suffrage in Shetland. She's also a
keen sailor who enjoys exploring in her own 8m yacht, and an active member of
her local drama group.Marsali also does
a regular monthly column for the Mystery People e-zine.
A review of her recent book Ghosts
of the Vikings can be read here.