The End Of Alice

    • 3.7 • 35 Ratings
    • $12.99
    • $12.99

Publisher Description

From the 2013 Orange Prize–winning author of May We Be Forgiven.

Only a work of such searing, meticulously controlled brilliance could provoke such a wide range of visceral responses. Here is the incredible story of an imprisoned pedophile who is drawn into an erotically charged correspondence with a nineteen-year-old suburban coed. As the two reveal—and revel in—their obsessive desires, Homes creates in The End of Alice a novel that is part romance, part horror story, at once unnerving and seductive.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2012
October 23
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
272
Pages
PUBLISHER
Scribner
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
4.1
MB

Customer Reviews

DavidVHines ,

Never before

I have never read anything quite like this. It makes you want to throw it across the room, but you can't stop reading it at the same time.

mer-mom ,

Presumptious

It’s painfully obvious that the author tried to imitate the clever writing style of Nebekov in Lolita but only resulted in obnoxiously overused adjectives and ham-fisted distractions. Some graphic scenes but all are more irritating than outright disturbing. The storyline was strangely hard to follow yet predictable. I don’t understand the point of the female pen-pal. It seemed forced and unbelievable, it in a good way. Alice’s vocabulary, also unbelievable. Alice’s actions, turning her into the aggressor of the “relationship” making her seem more overly slutty than precocious, also unbelievable. Climax was hasty and poorly escalated. Too many dead ends. This subject matter is always upsetting, but the writing style seems to play on the sympathies of pedophiles, also something that made me dislike this book.

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