Weathercock

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Scribner, Jan 1, 2003 - Catholics - 500 pages
14 Reviews
This is the confession of Dominic Francis Hood - Roman Catholic, sadist, conspirator to murder, witness to a miracle.
Dominic's childhood had the usual cardinal points: the love of his family, a vague belief in God, a general curiosity, an emerging libido. But after he witnesses a miracle performed by Father Ignatius Malone, Dominic realises some part of him is skewed. Instead of becoming attracted to good, Dominic finds himself stimulated by the idea of other people's pain. And he knows that the mere fantasy will never be enough.
WEATHERCOCK is the great modern moral inquiry, by one of England's brightest and most confronting young novelists. By turns hilarious, appalling, celebratory and sad, it is an investigation of profound temptations and those human weapons - sometimes formidable, sometimes frail - we bring to bear against them.

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User Review  - AHS-Wolfy - LibraryThing

"I have the disease of cruelty." is something Dominic Hood (the narrator) confesses to a priest. We (the readers) know this as we've followed his life up to that point. Well, at least the major events ... Read full review

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User Review  - Paul Fleckney - Goodreads

This review contains mild spoilers. I love Glen Duncan. No other fiction author can get inside my head like he can and then leave me feeling exposed, confronted and unfulfilled. At the same time, he ... Read full review

Contents

The Ghost
1
The First Miracle
7
The Old Disease
40
Copyright

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About the author (2003)

Glen Duncan is the critically acclaimed author of six previous novels, including "Death of an Ordinary Man"; "I, Lucifer"; and, most recently, " The Bloodstone Papers". He lives in London.

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