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The Gargoyle
by Andrew Davidson | Literature & Fiction
Registered by keithpp of Farnborough, Hampshire United Kingdom on 3/14/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by keithpp from Farnborough, Hampshire United Kingdom on Saturday, March 14, 2009

10 out of 10

'Love is as strong as death, as hard as Hell. Death separates the soul from the body, but love separates all things from the soul.' -- Meister Eckhart

A young man, a porn star and executive of his own production company, high on coke and alcohol, comes off a road, the car catches fire and he comes to many weeks later in a burns unit. He is very badly burnt. His only interest in recovery is so that he can get out and kill himself.

That is until a strange woman, Marianne Engel, walks into his ward and starts chatting to him. She claims to know him, to have been born in 1300 and to have grown up in a monastery. She carves gargoyles, or as she would have it, liberates them from the rocks. She takes instructions from three masters who she talks to.

A very strange novel.

Shortlisted for Richard and Judy British Book Awards 2009.

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