BOOK REVIEW: Carnivore by Jonathan Lyon

September 18, 2017

This book follows Leander, Queer, druggie, manipulator, friend,  lover, fighter, liar.  Gifted with synaesthesia; a condition where the senses confuse and enhance information and also in constant chronic pain he seeks to rent himself out to literally feel something different, or does he?  We jump right in and follow Leander’s decent into his primal world, described in extra intense tones and the prose sometimes has a life of its own.  This narcotic story weaves a mysterious path in and out of reality and perception. The narrator’s perceptions are often twisted by pain, anger, clashing senses or huge doses of heroin so it’s got a pretty gaudy kick to it. 

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