A Special Place

A Special Place

The Heart of A Dark Matter

Book - 2010
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A boy, Keith Hayward, is drawn to an irresistible fascination with death and the taking of life. His Uncle Till, who has led a shadowy career as local celebrity "Ladykiller," recognizes his nephew's nature and tutors him in the art of doing ill without getting caught.
Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co., c2010
Edition: 1st Pegasus Books trade pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781605981024
1605981028
Branch Call Number: Fiction Str
Characteristics: 136 p. ; 21 cm

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Venley
Sep 28, 2015

I gave this five stars because it left a nasty feeling in me. A book has never done that to me. Kinda like the first time I watch the orginal Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Just some real disturbing stuff.

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nannerl
Apr 04, 2015

Very, very disturbing.

A patron review from the Adult Summer Game: "This book is a disturbing story of a deranged and murderous uncle's influence on a oung boy. Keith Hayword is 12, and his relationship with his Uncle Till sets in motion his progress into evil doings. Already troubled, his uncles coaching provides further motivation and permission for him to increase the level of his abhorrent behavior. By the age of 16, Keith is killing and dissecting the neighbourhood pets. While in high school, he inadvertently saves a m ale student, Tomek Miller, from a humiliating act of bullying and degradation. By 19, Keith has effectively enslaved Tomek both sexually and psychologically and involves him in his dark undertakings. Although not willingly complicit, Miller cooperates because of weakness an dfear. When Keith discovers the extent of his uncle's crimes, he decides to give his uncle the "ultimate Christmas present". Even at this point, Uncle Till gives Keith further advice on how to succeed in fulfilling his malicious desires and the reader understand at the conclusion of this book that further acts of hooror will be perpetrated by these men. This is a profoundly unsettling story. It doesn't offer reasons for their perverted behavior and illegal acts, just that they are excited by them. Truly, this is a frightening story because it is a sad fact that disturbed, malevolent individuals capable of reprehensible, detestable, inhuman acts of violence do indeed exist among us."

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coalbanks
Sep 16, 2011

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coalbanks
Sep 16, 2011

Mother: But what about the knife? What about the cat's head?"
Uncle/Tutor: "...I think we can put that down to ...curiosity."
Keith/Disciple: "I wanted to see how it was connected."
And a sociopath learns how to dissemble as well as how to dis-assemble.

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