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Posted March 20, 2013
Evil Companions is the strangest book I’ve ever read. Written and set in the late 1960s, this book features a main couple, who are drug users, have a violent sex life, and commit murder together. Unfortunately, these characters are not truly developed, which leaves them unsympathetic and unlikeable. In actuality, the reader sees only glimpses of their lives and that they might become members of civilized society at the end of the story. Through his characters, the reader can feel the author’s anger towards the conservative society of the time. Sadly, this anger permeates the whole story making the reader uncomfortable while witnessing these characters’ actions. Based on the postscript to this story, I believe that shocking the reader was Perkins’s intent. In that sense, he succeeded as I was uncomfortable reading this book. With that said, if you want to challenge your comfort zone and embrace a book filled with anger at time gone by, Evil Companions would be worth trying.
I received an eBook copy from the author/publisher for purpose of an honest review for The Jeep Diva. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.
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