Monday, 21 June 2010

Animals in Boston Globe

The Boston Globe has picked up the US release of Don LePan's Animals by Soft Skull Press. Originally published by Esplanade Books in 2009, J. M. Coetzee called Animals, “A powerful piece of writing, and a disturbing call to conscience." Now, Animals is getting an interesting chew south of the border:

There is something admirable about a novel that does not want to be loved, that simply wants to be read and discussed...There are not too many authors who can pull off a novel that is essentially about adults feeding on their human young. But LePan has an affectless, dispassionate writing style, and he convincingly paints a picture of a callous, self-serving, dystopian world.

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