The Book of Revelation by Rupert Thomson
A Novel (Vintage International)

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In an edgy psychological thriller that is as mesmerizing as it is profound, Rupert Thomson fearlessly delves into the darkest realm of the human spirit to reveal the sinister connection between sexuality and power.

Stepping out of his Amsterdam studio one April afternoon to buy cigarettes for his girlfriend, a dashing 29-year old Englishman reflects on their wonderful seven-year relationship, and his stellar career as an internationally acclaimed dancer and choreographer. But the nameless protagonist's destiny takes an unthinkably horrifying turn when a trio of mysterious cloaked and hooded women kidnap him, chain him to the floor of a stark white room to keep as their sexual prisoner, and subjected him to eighteen days of humiliation, mutilation, and rape. Then, after a bizarrely public performance, he is released, only to be held captive in the purgatory of his own guilt and torment: The realization that no one will believe his strange story. Coolly revelatory, meticulously crafted, The Book of Revelation is Rupert Thomson at his imaginative best.


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About Rupert Thomson

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The author of six previous novels--most recently, The Book of Revelation--Rupert Thomson was born in England and now lives with his wife and their daughter in Barcelona.From the Trade Paperback edition.
 
Published July 3, 2001 by Vintage. 272 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Erotica, Horror, Action & Adventure, Crime. Fiction

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Thomson, a brilliant Londoner, certainly never writes the same book twice. Air and Fire was a wonderfully ambient tropical adventure, Soft a devastating contemporary London thriller. Revelation which

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By devoting 100 pages to a man's abduction and incarceration by a trio of lustful women, he can unpack at leisure a number of male sexual fantasies while examining the differences (if any) between consensual relationships and those in which one party has his foreskin chained to the wall.

Sep 18 1999 | Read Full Review of The Book of Revelation: A Nov...

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