On A Savage Art –
I was totally absorbed into the story and its world – which cleverly manages to juxtapose love, care, passion and compassion with ruthless greed, cruelty, murder and cold-hearted exploitation. All bound up in sublime, colourfully expressed textile arts and crafts and the BDSM world of risk, surrender, betrayal and trust.
There’s a fine, somewhat paradoxical, balance between morality, ethics and justice, there are penetrating psychological profiles, with well-researched information on every aspect of the setting and the worlds explored, from the sadomasochistic bondage and torture to the police investigations and the fabulously depicted textile arts mentioned above, which fuel the imagination dramatically.
This really is a beautifully paced book, which will keep you hanging on a thread until the end. I couldn’t put it down, and I know that’s a cliché, but at 377 pages, it’s not a short novel, and I read it in two sittings, reaching the end at 3.30 in the morning, as I couldn’t bear to go to sleep without knowing the outcome.
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