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Desiderio is a native Indian in an unnamed Latin American country. The city, in which he works for a government minister, comes under siege by the warped physicist and genius, Dr Hoffman who is destroying the very face of reality with his machines.

The Minister sends Desiderio to investigate Dr Hoffman. This starts him on a strange, surrealistic quest because the Doctor is bombarding the world with dreams from his infernal machines of desire, the opposite of logic and reason. He meets a curious peep-show owner to work for, the beautiful daughter of the doctor (Albertina) who he falls in love with. He also meets a tribe of unknown Indians who entangle him in a sinister marriage plot, a sadistic Eastern European Count and his enemy the Black Pimp, a tribe of rapacious centaurs, and at long last he infiltrates the Castle of the Doctor himself.

There he must decide whether to destroy Albertina, who is his polar opposite, despite his love for her. This is because the Doctor is using their perfect desire for each other to disturb reality with his machines.
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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Descript. of chases or violence 20%planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 30%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 20%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% Tone of book    -   cynical or dry-wit FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Horror story?    -   Yes Horror plotlets    -   bad dreams

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   government investigator Age:    -   20's-30's

Setting

Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a significant amount of technical jargon Sex in book?    -   Yes How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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