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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (226 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sabina Murray, Wendy Hoopes Narrator: Wendy Hoopes, Sabina Murray Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When we meet Katherine, the winning-and rather disturbing-twenty-three-year-old narrator, she has just left Italy and arrived in New York City, but what has propelled her there is a mystery. She soon strikes up an affair with a middle-aged Russian émigré novelist she meets on the subway, and almost immediately moves into his apartment. Katherine’s occasional allusions to a frighteningly eccentric mother and tyrannical father suggest somberness at the center of her otherwise flippant and sardonic demeanor. Soon restless, she begins journeying across the continent, trailed; everywhere she goes, by a string of murders. As the ritualistic killings begin to pile up, Katherine takes to meditating on cannibalism in literature, art, and history. The story races toward a hair-raising conclusion, while Katherine and the reader close in on the reasons for both her and her mother’s fascination with aberrant, violent behavior.

A brilliantly subtle commentary on twenty-first-century consumerism and Western culture’s obsession with new frontiers, A Carnivore’s Inquiry is an unsettling exploration of the questionable appetites that lurk beneath the veneer of civilization.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mairead | 2/17/2014

    " Creepy and so well done. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erica | 1/30/2014

    " This was a weird one. I really appreciated the author's skill with the unreliable narrator, and she weaved in a lot of historical stuff on cannibalism that was interesting. But ultimately, the main character is kind of annoying. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Maria | 1/20/2014

    " I had a very strange experience with this book. As I was reading certain scenes, I KNEW what would happen next, almost as if I had read it before. Then I realized that I had read this book before, probably when it came out. But it took me over half the book before I recognized it! I've never forgotten about a book so completely as this one, so although it was pretty good, I'm lowering it a star for sheer forgettable-ness. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Bob | 1/17/2014

    " Three words: Disturbing... Depressing... Bizarre. "

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