|Spider (1990) [Novel]|
by Patrick McGrath
Rating: Weighted - 8.2 / Average - 8.3 of 10 (3 votes) (Rate!)
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Spider is gaunt, threadbare, unnerved by everything from his landlady to the smell of gas. He tells us his story in a storm of beautiful language that slowly reveals itself as a fiendishly layered construction of truth and illusion. With echoes of Beckett, Poe, and Paul Bowles, "Spider" is a tale of horror and madness, storytelling and skepticism, a novel whose dizzying style lays bare the deepest layers of subconscious terror.
Original title: Spider
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction