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|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC (April 18, 2005)|
Author: Colin Harrison. Prologue: Takhli Air Force Base, Thailand May 19722. China Club, Hong Kong September 7, 19993. Women's Correctional Facility Bedford Hills, New York September 7, 19994.
Torture is senseless violence, born of fear. The purpose of it is to force from one tongue, amid its screams and its vomiting up of blood, the secret of everythin. hether the victim talks or whether he dies under his agony, the secret that he cannot tell is always somewhere else and out of reach. Prologue: Takhli Air Force Base, Thailand May 1972.
Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. Harrison has written another absorbing book that fans of his Manhattan Nocturne (LJ 8/96) will be demanding Читать весь отзыв.
With his characters constantly hanging on the precipice between life and death, Harrison frees himself to cut to the gristle of human experience, forging a story from blood, sex, torture, and vanity.
Police corruption! A one-armed man! No, it's not the latest Tarantino blockbuster, but this book gave me whiplash as it screeched around a plot and the world (mostly centered in NYC though). This was my 2nd Harrison novel, and I think I need a break before trying a third as the way this one read would give someone a seizure if they weren't careful.
His short nonfiction has appeared in The New York Times, New York Magazine, The Washington Po Colin Harrison is a crime novelist. He lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn, with his wife, the writer Kathryn Harrison, and their three children (Sarah, Walker and Julia).
Colin Harrison has a wonderful eye for picking up all the movements of New York City. AFTERBURN is an intelligent, visceral, well-told literary thriller. Harrison ignores the convenient, overused plot devices found in many thrillers. His characters are drawn with unnerving clarity. Yes, the story is a little brutal, and certainly he spares no detail when painting sex scenes, but for readers who appreciate novels that don't pull punches, that shine a spotlight into the dark corners of our minds and lives, AFTERBURN is nearly perfect.