We had gotten aboard a roller coaster, and it was a race for our lives, on a one-way track . . .
In New York City during the heady, tumultuous years of the 1960s, a young couple meet. Together they embark on a dark erotic journey into forbidden sexuality - travelling on an incandescent road to nowhere in their tragic fall from grace.
Scorching and poignant, and banned upon its first publication in England, Evil Companions is a masterpiece of contemporary erotica.
'Evil Companions is a meticulous miracle of language and observation . . . A dark jewel on the erotic landscape.' Samuel R. Delany
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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.