A Burnt Out Case
WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY GILES FODEN
Querry, a world famous architect, is the victim of a terrible attack of indifference: he no longer finds meaning in art or pleasure in life. Arriving anonymously at a Congo leper village, he is diagnosed as the mental equivalent of a 'burnt-out case', a leper mutilated by disease and amputation. Querry slowly moves towards a cure, his mind getting clearer as he works for the colony. However, in the heat of the tropics, no relationship with a married woman, will ever be taken as innocent...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - TimBazzett - LibraryThing
Well, goshdarnit. I'd just written up an erudite, detailed review of A BURNT-OUT CASE, and the computer ate it. So, what the hell, this books's been around for over fifty years, and in that time it's ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kaitanya64 - LibraryThing
This book was a little too dark and haunting for me, but very well written. The main character, Querry, is a world famous architect and womanizer who attempts to "disappear" from the world by ... Read full review