Dark Matter (Modern Erotic Classics)

Dark Matter (Modern Erotic Classics)

by Michael Perkins

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ISBN-13: 9781472105547
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publication date: 09/27/2012
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
File size: 469 KB
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

MICHAEL PERKINS is the author of six collections of poetry. The Secret Record, literary criticism, was published by William Morrow in 1976. The Good Parts, selected book reviews, appeared in 1994. Among his other works of fiction and non-fiction are the novels Evil Companions, Dark Matter and Burn. His poems and essays have apeared in The Village Voice, Younger Critics of North America, The Nation, Mother Jones, Paper, Notre Dame Review, Exquisite Corpse, Big Bridge, Talisman, Rain Taxi and American Book Review. He was the Leydig Trust's Writer of the Year in Great Britain in 2002, the recipient of the 2007 Obelisk Award for Lifetime Achievement and the 1957 Dunbar Poetry Prize. Carpe Diem, New and Selected Poems, appeared in 2011.

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Dark Matter 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Lori_Zalewski More than 1 year ago
Lust, religion, and vengeance are a turbulent combination in Dark Matter. Michael Perkins creates an interesting look at San Francisco’s sexual underground at the turn of the twenty-first century. Robin, the daughter of a TV evangelist and incest survivor, is a complicated character who is trying to release her inner demons through various sexual practices and pagan rituals. Buddy Tate, a wild man with extreme desires, wants to be famous by any means necessary. When Robin and Buddy meet, their chemistry is explosive, volatile, and dangerous. Alternating between Robin and Buddy’s viewpoints, the author develops Robin’s desire to be rid of her father and Buddy’s need to kill him. Even though lust and sex permeate the story, Perkins includes additional elements of Christian beliefs, pagan rituals, and the hypocrisy of some who practice those faiths that really adds depth to the well-constructed plot. Captivated by this dark, erotic world, its characters, and various plot twists, I was thoroughly engaged in this novel right up to the dramatic and violent conclusion. I received an eBook copy from the 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.