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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Coetzee-esque, I'm told. As bleak as you can be, really, where an absent-minded apathy in a paranoid police state can yield utter emotional loss and excruciating suffering ad infinitum. 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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