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OCTOBER 9, 2008
Gargoyle ~ Andrew Davidson

*****posted by bas bleu
An extremely gripping debut novel, full of twists and turns, The Gargoyle takes the reader on an imaginative journey. The narrator, a handsome porn star, crashes his car and is grotesquely disfigured, with burns over most of his body. The only thing that brings him solace is imagining how he will kill himself to end his misery. Then a woman, a schizophrenic sculptress from the hospital's psych ward, starts visiting his room. She tells him that they have been lovers for 700 years, and she returns day after day, like Sheherazade, to tell him their story. This was a meticulously researched, intense novel with a compelling, albeit unlikable, protagonist, a complex narrative structure, and a beautiful and tragic backstory. Readers will be both drawn to and repelled by this novel, and it will remain in their minds long after the last page has been turned.

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