An unforgettable novel of an American suburb devastated via a fiendish madman—the so much formidable and significant paintings but through “the twenty first century solution to William Burroughs” (Publishers Weekly).
Blake Butler’s fiction has dazzled readers with its dystopian dreamscapes and swaggering command of language. Now, in his so much topical and visceral novel but, he ushers us into the attention of 2 males within the shadow of a massacre: Gretch Gravey, a cryptic psychopath with a small military of burnout fans, and E. N. Flood, the afflicted police detective tasked with unpacking and figuring out his mind.
A mingled simulacrum of Charles Manson, David Koresh, and Thomas Harris’s Buffalo invoice, Gravey is a sinister but eye-catching God determine who enlists younger steel head fans to kidnap neighboring ladies and convey them to his house—where he murders them and buries their our bodies in a basement crypt. via parallel narratives, Three Hundred Million lures readers into the cloven brain of Gravey—and Darrel, his sinister modify ego—even as Flood’s mystery magazine chronicles his personal descent into his personal, eerily related psychosis.
A portrait of yank violence that conjures the shadows of Ariel Castro, David Koresh, and Adam Lanza, Three Hundred Million is a brutal and enthralling masterwork, a portrait of up to date the United States that's tricky to show clear of, or to forget.
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