Wild Animus

by Rich Shapero | Mystery & Thrillers |
ISBN: 0971880107 Global Overview for this book
Registered by futurecat of Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on 4/22/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by futurecat from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Thursday, April 22, 2004
In an amazing act of generosity, the publisher gave thousands of copies of this book away to Bookcrossers all over the world to read and release. I was very impressed to be sent it all the way from America!

It's not a brilliant book, but it's readable, and has an interesting story. I've heard some people complaining about the sex and drugs, but I don't really see the problem - it's set in the early 70s, so the drugs aren't exactly out of context (and anyway, I wouldn't say it was pro-drugs as such - it's a bit like the song "Sorted for E's and Whizz" by Pulp, it just documents the drug experience, without making a moral judgement one way or the other), and the sex scenes are a lot less explicit than those I'd expect in the average Jackie Collins novel. I suppose some people are just more sensitive to that sort of thing than I am. And as for the author espousing the philosophy of the main character, I'm not sure whether he does - I think it's left very open at the end as to whether he really finds his god, or if it's all just been some sort of drug-induced madness.

The "ram" sections are a bit difficult to read, and maybe could do with a bit of cutting down, but they do add to the story, and to the sense of Ransom's experiences. And it did take me quite a while to get into the story, but once I did, there was plenty there to keep me reading.

Anyway, worth a read, but I don't think it will ever be a classic.

Passing it on to ORNOT next.

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Journal Entry 2 by ORNOT from Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Thursday, April 22, 2004
Widget found this book floating in front of me, attached to FutureCat's hand. Widget said, "Oh," which drew my attention. I then took the book from FutureCat. Details later.

I'm going to read it. The book.

I may actually review this book seriously, depending on how scared I am of repercussions on the day. For now... it has a cover. And words. Lots of words. The words are inside the cover. Mostly.

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