The Horrific Sufferings Of The Mind-Reading Monster Hercules Barefoot: His Wonderful Love and his Terrible Hatred
Publish date: April 6th 2006
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Scandinavian Literature
, Swedish Literature
Hercules Barefoot was born in 1813 on the same night and in the same house (of ill-repute) as the love of his life, Henriette. Neither have blessed existences, although Henriette’s mother at least survives childbirth, but they become inseparable. It’s a story about love, overcoming disability, pre...
Well... the writing was a bit too expressionistic for me, a bit crumbled and overlapping. Still the premise was rather good...
I was sort of wavering between three and four stars for this one. It is so much better than it sounds like and wonderfully erudite, but just a tad too simplistic when it comes to the emotional thread of the story. Despite that, I couldn't help loving it. It's very aware of the freak fiction traditio...