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Random Book of the Month December 2020

Thank you for popping by today the 6 December 2020. To see which book I have pulled out of the Jar of Books.

This Months Book Is:

Under the Skin by Michel Faber

Edition: Kindle

Pages: 305

Date Added to Goodreads: 10 January 2017

Book Shelf & Position: to-read (#143)

Synopsis:

Isserley picks up hitchhikers with big muscles. She, herself, is tiny-like a kid peering up over the steering wheel. She has a remarkable face and wears the thickest corrective lenses anyone has ever seen. Her posture is suggestive of some spinal problem. Her breasts are perfect; perhaps implants. She is strangely erotic yet somehow grotesque, vulnerable yet threatening. Her hitchhikers are a mixed bunch of men-trailer trash and travelling postgrads, thugs and philosophers. But Isserley is only interested in whether they have families and whether they have muscles. Then, it’s only a question of how long she can endure her pain–physical and spiritual–and their conversation. Michel Faber’s work has been described as a combination of Roald Dahl and Franz Kafka, as Somerset Maugham shacking up with Ian McEwan. At once humane and horrifying, Under the Skin takes us on a heart-thumping ride through dangerous territory – our own moral instincts and the boundaries of compassion.

Pages: 305, Publication Date: 1 January 2000

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