Safety of War by Rob Benvie
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Safety of War
By Rob Benvie

Safety of War

By (author) See other recent books by Rob Benvie
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $29.99
Your Price: $26.99 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.00! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.35 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Safety of War by Rob Benvie

Book Description

David spends his days as an underworked copy writer for an ad agency and his nights lost in old war movies, fantasizing about his strange teenage cousin and revisiting his father's suicide. His dreary life is upended when he finds himself at the mysterious Chaos Farm, a lavish wilderness retreat populated by those seeking to right their lives' imbalances through New Age games and rites of necromancy. In a paranormal experiment gone awry, they inadvertently raise a mysterious bloodthirsty creature that may be a) the Devil, b) David's deceased father, c) George C. Scott as General George S. Patton in the movie Patton, or d) all, or any, of the aforementioned. Carnage ensues, leading David through a woozy landscape of churning highways, deserted shopping malls and small towns, lured backward through the chasms of memory and nostalgia by the monster's coaxing squeals and forward toward an uncertain, hallucinatory future. Here, Lolita meets Maldoror meets 50s pulp horror comics. Safety of War is a hellride of exploded symbolism and beery misadventures, murders and tragedies, laughs, puzzles and meditations on valour and sacrifice in a world short on true heroes.

Buy Safety of War book by Rob Benvie from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9781552451434
ISBN-10: 1552451437
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x 23mm)
Pages: 300
Imprint: Coach House Books
Publisher: Coach House Books
Publish Date: 28-Dec-2000
Country of Publication: Canada

Books By Author Rob Benvie

Maintenance by Rob Benvie Maintenance, Paperback (May 2012)

Filled with millennial dread and suburban oddity, this novel parties (or worries) like it's 1999.

» View all books by Rob Benvie

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Safety of War book by Rob Benvie and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Rob Benvie

Rob Benvie was born in Halifax. His years since have been mainly misspent touring and recording with various rock bands (including Thrush Hermit), resulting in debatable commercial and artistic successes. He currently resides in Toronto, where he avoids day jobs by writing, studying and recording weird music for TV and movies.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Rob Benvie close
Maintenance by Rob Benvie
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close