The Book of Revelation

by Rupert Thomson | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1408833239 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winglmn60wing of Spotswood, Victoria Australia on 9/29/2014
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4 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by winglmn60wing from Spotswood, Victoria Australia on Monday, September 29, 2014
Culled during a major cleanup of my bookshelf... now ready to start travelling...

From Publishers Weekly...

'Thomson, a brilliant Londoner, certainly never writes the same book twice. Air and Fire was a wonderfully ambient tropical adventure, Soft a devastating contemporary London thriller. Revelation which resembles his previous novel, The Insult, more than either of these, ponders the consequences of an extreme episode in the life of an attractive (and unnamed) English ballet dancer and choreographer working in Amsterdam. One day, on a brief sortie to buy cigarettes for his lovely girlfriend, he is abducted by three mysterious masked women and held for nearly three weeks as a chained sexual slave in a bright room somewhere in the city. He is tattooed, violated, painfully tethered by his penis. He fights to preserve his equilibrium, gives the women imaginary names, tries to memorize their bodies. Then, as suddenly and unexpectedly as he was taken, he is released and must resume his existence. But his life has been twisted out of joint--his girlfriend doesn't believe his story; he finds he cannot work and becomes obsessed with searching for the women. Aided by a sudden legacy, he travels the world for several years, a lonely and disaffected soul in search of an anchor. Finally, back in Amsterdam, thinking he has discovered one of his captors, he assaults a girl in a club and is arrested. All this is conveyed in Thomson's usual fluent and riveting style, and the effect is mesmerizing. It is also affectless, however, for once the gripping sex-slavery episode is over, the book seems like a long anticlimax, which is concluded in a peculiarly unsatisfying way. Thomson can never be dull, and the notion of a man trying to recover from the consequences of rape is an intriguing one. Despite this narrative's glittering surface, however, it is not one of his sharper efforts. '

Journal Entry 2 by winglmn60wing at FoodInc Cafe in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Saturday, February 25, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (2/26/2017 UTC) at FoodInc Cafe in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia


Releasing at meetup

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Journal Entry 3 by KKslibrary at Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Saturday, August 19, 2017
Passed on to me from a fellow Bookcrosser Chardonnaytoday, on TBR pile

Journal Entry 4 by KKslibrary at Chew Chew in Melbourne, Victoria Australia on Sunday, September 24, 2017

Released 1 yr ago (9/24/2017 UTC) at Chew Chew in Melbourne, Victoria Australia


A really strange and moving story of a young male dancer abducted by 3 women and imprisoned. It is quite dark and scary. He is eventually released but does feel he can tell people about what happened to him. He wanders and takes time to recover.
To be released at meetup

Journal Entry 5 by wingmeganhwing at Thornbury, Victoria Australia on Thursday, September 28, 2017
Taken away from meetup at Chew Chew.

Journal Entry 6 by wingmeganhwing at Preston, Victoria Australia on Sunday, March 03, 2019
This book was quite disturbing as we watched a male victim of forced sexual slavery deal with the three masked women who held him captive for 3 weeks. His abrupt release brought him little relief though as he tried to deal with what had happened to him. He lost his girlfriend and his job as he wandered aimlessly before becoming totally obsessed with finding the perpetrators.
Well written and quite dark in it's subject matter.

Journal Entry 7 by wingmeganhwing at Henry and the Fox in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Sunday, March 24, 2019

Released 1 mo ago (3/24/2019 UTC) at Henry and the Fox in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia


Taken to Meetup today.

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Journal Entry 8 by Tsundoku16 at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Sunday, March 24, 2019
Picked this one up at the Melbourne Bookcrossing monthy brunch. Sounds interesting so looking forward to reading it.

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