Saturday, July 02, 2011

The Serial Killer's Daugher --Heywood Gould

I've mentioned my fondness for the books of Heywood Gould before (here and here). It's another wild and entertaining ride that's hard to put down.

College senior Peter Vogel is attracted to Hannah Seeley, a girl in one of his classes. She doesn't appear interested in him, but one day she says she'll have sex with him if he'll write her papers. It's an offer he can't refuse. Little does he know what he's getting into.

First, Hannah disappears. Peter goes to Houston and gets a job. Hannah turns up. That's when things get wild and crazy. People die. Someone's trying to kill Hannah, and Peter, too, since he's with her. They go on the road to California, but they can't escape their tormentors. Peter discovers he's a lot better at violence than he thought, and that's about all I should say. Best that you find out what happens for yourself. It's funny, it's gruesome, it's a great road trip. I've accumulated a couple more of Gould's books to read sooner or later. I can't seem to resist them. You should give this one a try.

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