Meet Quentin P. He is a problem for his professor father and his loving mother. He is a challenge for his court-appointed psychiatrist. He is a thoroughly sweet young man for his wealthy grandmother. He is the most believable and thoroughly terrifying sexual psychopath and killer ever to be brought to life in fiction, as Joyce Carol Oates achieves a bold and brilliant triumph-a dazzling work of art that extends the borders of the novel into the darkest heart of truth.
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Review: ZombieUser Review - Patrick Kelly - Goodreads
Not the JCO I remember. Meet Quentin: a violent serial-rapist/killer and pedophile. Oates places the reader inside the mind of a social deviant, but succeeds only insofar as she shocks. These moments ... Read full review
Review: ZombieUser Review - Jonathan Janz - Goodreads
It would be wrong to say I enjoyed this one--I didn't. But then again, I wasn't supposed to. Joyce Carol Oates has created a novel so eerie and unnerving that the words "enjoyment," "escapism," and ... Read full review