Lights Out in the Reptile House

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Avon, Dec 1, 1991 - Despotism - 285 pages
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Lights out in the reptile house: a novel

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Taking a fresh, horrifying look at man's inhumanity to man, the author of Flights (LJ 8/83) and Paper Doll ( LJ 11/15/86) has produced a winner. His new coming-of-age novel features Karel Roeder, a 15 ... Read full review

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I wonder if Cormac McCarthy ever read this book...the sparse prose made me occasionally think of his writing, especially of The Road. I read this as my sister and I tend my mother on her deathbed, and ... Read full review


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Jim Shepard is the author of six novels and two previous collections of stories. He teaches at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

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