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A.M. (Amy) Homes writes beautiful prose about filthy events. Combine the lyricism of _Lolita_ with the shock value of _American Psycho_ and you get a book that outdoes either in some respects. _The End of Alice_ is narrated by a convicted child molester and killer who reminisces about his past and his crime, deals with life in prison, and corresponds with a 19-year-old female admirer who lusts after 12-year-old boys. The two seduce and adore each other by mail, and one hardly knows whether to be more shocked by the violence and sex or the twisted romance and tenderness of this story. It is stunningly effective, and very moving if you are up to its bracing, in-your-face narrative.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Life of a profession:    -   criminal Kind of sex:    -   molestation Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes Taboo sex story?    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   killer Age:    -   20's-30's


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   descript of kissing    -   touching of anatomy    -   actual description of hetero sex    -   Boob talk!    -   Vagia talk!    -   Weiner talk!    -   two guys doing it Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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