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The bad guy in the novel is an industrial strength wierdo who picks-up and kills women by embalming them while they are alive. Then he "restores them to life" by using the mortician's arts , dresses them, poses them and places them for public viewing. And believe me that synopsis little conveys the work of this guy. There is more weirdness for the reader to , uh, enjoy, in the book.
Our hero is one Steve Jobz, employed by the state of NY as a claims processor for unemployment fraud. It is boring job which Jobz tolerates with booze, a few hime-rolled spliffs and an unhealthy helping of self-disgust. But a change comes about when the police ask him to help them out by searching the records for an unemployed ex-funeral home worker who might have the required gruesome skills to be the killer.
It would be unfortunate if you are too put off by the occasional use off crude four-letter words at the beginning of the book, because you would be missing the way the character of Steve Jobz develops into a uniquely quirky hero. As the book continues, he gets more confident that he is not a complete loser and might have a future worth the trying .
I recommend the book with the clear notice that it is not , and does not pretend to be a deep treatise on the nature and reasons why someone turns into a freakish murderer. It is a diversion into the madness of a landscape where a killer like this is nearly possible, with a bit of dark humor here and there ( especially from the interplay between Jobz and his formidable boss.) A second warning to anyone: read this book and you will learn more than you might want to know about the mortician's artifices.
It is not the "Silence of the Lambs" ; at least this killer doesn' t eat his victims. But " The Embalmer" is fun, especially with a glass of NYState Reisling at your side.
This one may well only appeal to a limited market as the basic concept is somewhat 'twisted'.
...... still: accept it as fiction / strap in and go for the ride ----- it IS fiction (I hope)...?
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