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The Dust of 100 Dogs - A.S. King I was excited to read this book; the premise sounded intriguingly different from the norm. And at first, I liked it. That was before the book began to descend into madness. Disgusting, disgusting madness.

The writing is vivid. This is not a compliment. Read this book if you would like to spend extensive amounts of time inside the head of a disturbed, hallucinating, middle-aged rapist fantasizing about what he's going to do to a teenage girl. Plus: graphic, almost torture-porn descriptions of his vicious abuse of his dog! And, as an aside, a lovely little anecdote about a young male dog raping an older male dog so brutally that the older dog dies!

If none of this sounds like it would bother you, then feel free to read this book. The writing quality is good, and the plot actually is original and interesting (though the end is perhaps a bit too tidy). I just couldn't get past the revolting details. I don't consider myself an especially fragile little snowflake, but my brain felt dirty for several days after reading this book. You have been warned.