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Rubbernecker

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bauer_rubberneckerPatrick Fort is an anatomy student with Asperger’s Syndrome who stumbles across a crime among the cadavers in his class in Cardiff. He has a death fixation and at first you wonder if he’s got criminal tendencies. We have cadavers and severed heads, a teenage collector of dead animals, and coma victims being killed off with impunity.

When the narrative shifts to the perspective of one of those coma patients, we begin to learn more about the crimes that have occurred, though it’s still not exactly clear if this is cold blooded murder or something closer to euthanasia. Bauer’s writing is audacious and her unlikely hero is a captivating character. Our contributor Andre found Rubbernecker outstanding and highly original, and it was easily his favourite book of 2013. His full review is here.


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