A mysterious Iraq war veteran with a horribly scarred face…A disturbed young man in a strange mountain town…A masked preacher with a terrible secret… Amidst a firestorm of violence, betrayal and horror, their three worlds will eventually collide in an old mining shack buried deep in the... show more
A mysterious Iraq war veteran with a horribly scarred face…A disturbed young man in a strange mountain town…A masked preacher with a terrible secret… Amidst a firestorm of violence, betrayal and horror, their three worlds will eventually collide in an old mining shack buried deep in the mountains. CORROSION, the shattering debut novel by Jon Bassoff, is equal parts Jim Thompson, Flannery O'Connor and William Faulkner, and an unforgettable journey into the underbelly of crime and passion. Drawn from the darkest corners of the human experience, it is sure to haunt readers for years to come.
Publish date: October 1st 2013
Pages no: 252
Edition language: English
WHAT IT'S ABOUTJoseph Downs is a scarred Iraqi vet who becomes infatuated with a married woman, Benton Faulk is a troubled teen whose life is unravelling after his mothers death and his fathers incarceration to the asylum. Their stories come together in an unexpected way.WHAT I LOVED- Well developed...
I finished this a while ago and I just remember it being confusing due to the no quotes. The prose was original yet chaotic, jumping from here to there with an unnatural, but quick flow. For me this read stayed too drab and I sometimes lost interest or just wanted to move on. That's not to say that ...
Corrosion is the masterfully written début by Jon Bassoff, a cross between No Country for Old Men and Sin City, but a hell of a lot darker and dirtier.Written in first person from three perspectives the author mixes tough narrative with disturbing thought and it’s a runaway success. Like Cormac McCa...
“And now, forever, snow falling, wind howling, boots crunching, breath wheezing, devil laughing.”Extremely creative and dark. Corrosion is a disturbing journey following a small cast of characters and the insanity that envelops them, both before and after, their worlds collide. Some good turns in th...
This is a highly effective tour de force told in the first person which is brutal in its execution. The language is highly emotive and the imagery, although at times disturbing, tells a story of impending horror and mental deterioration. Joseph Downs is a damaged and wounded Iraqi war veteran infat...
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