Satan wants me

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Dedalus, Mar 18, 1999 - Fiction - 320 pages
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Published in the UK in 1967, this is the US debut of this controversial novel in the form of a drug-drenched, satan-haunted diary. Peter meets Maud, and his initial contempt for her as a straight, boring hairdresser soon gives way to a kinky menage a trois, in which Sally, the trois, eagerly dons a dog collar and frilly apron and has herself tattooed with the words I am Sally, the slave of Maud and Peter. This is a vivid, utterly convincing portrait of life on the loopier fringes of the Sixties, black, compulsive and very, very funny, a prankish celebration of a time when the social, sexual, political and alchemical revolution seemed only a chord-change away, an extended postcard from a world turned upside down.

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User Review  - Michael.Rimmer - LibraryThing

Irwin's usual convoluted plotting, where the twists and turns can be as baffling to the reader as to the characters. But in a good way: the thwarting of expectation and undermining of motives is ... Read full review


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