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WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

Bell, Madison Smart.

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ISBN 10: 0899193773 / ISBN 13: 9780899193779
Published by Ticknor & Fields., NY:, 1985
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Title: WAITING FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

Publisher: Ticknor & Fields., NY:

Publication Date: 1985

Edition: 1st edition.

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With no particular motive and a goal of total destruction, Larkin, an epileptic drunk, and four other derelicts plot an insane terrorist attack upon Manhattan

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Bell is the author of one previous novel, The Washington Square Ensemble ( LJ 2/15/83). His new work is an odd compendium of the trendy and the obscure. A terrorist cell that has the bomb, spontaneous human combustion, street people in Times Square suffering from radiation poisoning, and human torture by devil worshippers are some of the ingredients in this awkward stew of a novel. Anti-hero Larkin, an epileptic who sees demons and hears apocalyptic voices, careens through the plot like a loose cannon on the deck of a sinking ship. Larkin is a barely appealing main character; other members of the motley crew are even worse. Motivations are muddy or nonexistent. There is some good writing and narrative drive, but too many philosophical concerns compete for space. For large fiction collections only. A.J. Wright, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham Lib.
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