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  • Title: Consumed
  • Author: David Cronenberg
  • ISBN: 9781439100578
  • Page: 470
  • Format: ebook

  • Stylish and camera obsessed, Naomi and Nathan thrive on the yellow journalism of the social media age They are lovers and competitors nomadic freelancers in pursuit of sensation and depravity, encountering each other only in airport hotels and browser windows.Naomi finds herself drawn to the headlines surrounding C lestine and Aristide Arosteguy, Marxist philosophers andStylish and camera obsessed, Naomi and Nathan thrive on the yellow journalism of the social media age They are lovers and competitors nomadic freelancers in pursuit of sensation and depravity, encountering each other only in airport hotels and browser windows.Naomi finds herself drawn to the headlines surrounding C lestine and Aristide Arosteguy, Marxist philosophers and sexual libertines C lestine has been found dead and mutilated in her Paris apartment Aristide has disappeared Police suspect him of killing her and consuming parts of her body With the help of an eccentric graduate student named Herv Blomqvist, Naomi sets off in pursuit of Aristide As she delves deeper into C lestine and Aristide s lives, disturbing details emerge about their sex life which included trysts with Herv and others Can Naomi trust Herv to help her Nathan, meanwhile, is in Budapest photographing the controversial work of an unlicensed surgeon named Zolt n Moln r, once sought by Interpol for organ trafficking After sleeping with one of Moln r s patients, Nathan contracts a rare STD called Roiphe s Nathan then travels to Toronto, determined to meet the man who discovered the syndrome Dr Barry Roiphe, Nathan learns, now studies his own adult daughter, whose bizarre behavior masks a devastating secret.These parallel narratives become entwined in a gripping, dreamlike plot that involves geopolitics, 3 D printing, North Korea, the Cannes Film Festival, cancer, and, in an incredible number of varieties, sex Consumed is an exuberant, provocative debut novel from one of the world s leading film directors.
    David Cronenberg
    David Paul Cronenberg is a Canadian film director and occasional actor.He is one of the principal originators of what is commonly known as the body horror or venereal horror genre This style of filmmaking explores people s fears of bodily transformation and infection In his films, the psychological is typically intertwined with the physical.In the first half of his career, Cronenberg explored these themes mostly through horror and science fiction, culminating in his visceral and emotional remake of The Fly 1986 , with Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis, followed by Dead Ringers 1988 , with Jeremy Irons in the lead role.Cronenberg has worked with Lord of the Rings star Viggo Mortensen in A History of Violence 2005 , Eastern Promises 2007 , both crime thrillers, and period drama A Dangerous Method 2011 , also with Michael Fassbender Promotheus and Keira Knightley, and Twilight star Robert Pattinson in Cosmopolis 2012 and Maps to the Stars 2014 , also featuring Julianne Moore.Consumed 2014 is the first novel by Cronenberg.


    Jeffrey Keeten
    ”Speaking the words seemed to release them into a void in which they could evaporate unexpectedly; writing them seemed to encase them safely within our skulls, where they could leisurely ripen.”Arosteguy and Celestine are celebrated French philosophers as famous for their sexual escapades as for their contributions to a fundamental better understanding of life. They are no longer in their prime, but their attraction for each other is still sustaining, in fact, it is evolving. ”I at first w [...]

    Janie C.
    This book is a multidimensional rollercoaster ride into a hallway of warped mirrors. Nothing is as it seems. We begin with a sensationalistic news story and two overly eager journalists who would sell theirs souls for a good angle. The narrative continues by splitting up into surreal and bizarre directions which defy rationality and linearity.  Paranoia, conspiracy theories, treachery and madness lead us further into the funhouse. Human grotesqueries and detailed sexual scenes are described [...]

    Joe Valdez
    Consumed is the debut novel by filmmaker David Cronenberg, whose body of work includes such landmark films as Scanners, Videodrome, The Dead Zone, The Fly, A History of Violence and Eastern Promises. This novel, published in 2014, might satisfy fans of the Canadian director, those who thrill at bizarre, often gruesome studies of mutation and the fusion of biology with technology. I found it as sterile and nauseating as watching a surgery and seeing more than I wanted to. It's less of a novel tha [...]

    Edward Lorn
    If you get your book recommendations from me, I would like for you to read the next four paragraphs. If you're here for the review, scroll down until you see REVIEW STARTS HERE. Thanks.Friends who joke about me steering them wrong are not the topic of conversation today.We all have our breaking points. Mine came yesterday in the form of 12 negative comments and three reviews written by friends, or at least those I am well enough acquainted with here on to call friends. Only one person called me [...]

    David Cronenberg is a film director who needs no introduction, and Consumed is his first novel. It's a difficult book to write about - Consumed is an esoteric, cinematic thriller, full of references to and observations about many different topics, its setting switching constantly between the countries and continents of the world.It's hard to not see Consumed as a book written by a film director; the novel is very cinematic in scope, sweeping across great cities of the world as it follows two jou [...]

    switterbug (Betsey)
    “Could he really say anything about classical concepts of art, and therefore beauty, being based on harmony, as opposed to modern theories, post-industrial-revolution, post-psychoanalysis, based on sickness and dysfunction?”The master of body horror, David Cronenberg, has written an esoteric debut novel that proves that the director is confident with a narrative story beyond dialogue and images. He allows the reader to form the visuals themselves that he graphically describes in print. Crone [...]

    Rebecca McNutt
    Consumed, set in the modern age, proves that David Cronenberg is capable of much more than just directing films, but also creating entire horrific worlds playing on the subconscious fears of society.

    I remember reading about Calvin Klein’s daughter. Every time she pulled down a lover’s pants, she was confronted by her father’s name on the band of his underwear. A total sex killer.I should've known better. It was about this time last year that I stumbled into Night Film. There is something about the holidays which suggests or portends a post-modern rendering of the Uncanny. If my wife hadn't been sleeping, I would've screamed upon completing this. If I had been stupid enough to buy it, [...]

    Bryan Alexander
    "Let me unbox you"-Aristide ArosteguyThis is a novel best suited to two audiences: those looking for innovative horror, and people interested in visionary possibilities of new media. It would also be good for fans of first-time novelist David Cronenberg's work in film, but I suspect they'd fall into the first two categories.(I fall into all three, being a lifelong Cronenberg fan since I first saw the mad genius of Videodrome.)Consumed is, as one might expect from the author, a challenging and st [...]

    Goran Skrobonja
    It would have been five stars if not for the ending. Now I don't mind an open ending that leaves you hanging and musing about all the potential outcomes, but THIS ending seems deliberately abrupt and unkind to a reader who'd avidly turned the pages, consumed (yes - pun intended) by the sordid, bizarre and sexy Cronenberg's world, just to close the back cover with his or hers mouth hanging. A friend of mine said this book required maybe a hundred pages more. I don't know whether it's a hundred, o [...]

    75% pročitano i ne mogu dalje. Koliko se u ovoj knjizi jbn ništa ne dešava osim nekih bednih pokušaja da šokira. Da mogu, dao bih nulu.

    Nicholas Kaufmann
    Fans of Cronenberg's films will find many of his signature traits on display in his debut novel: a fetishistic obsession with technology (every electronic device mentioned in the novel is given its full model name and a rundown of its capabilities), a fascination with insects, a coldly dispassionate demeanor, and plenty of psychosexual kink. Unfortunately, where a dispassionate demeanor can set the tone of a film perfectly, it doesn't work as well in a novel, making it very difficult to engage w [...]

    I have no idea why I read this entire thing. Maybe I just hate myself. Maybe because I somehow doubted it could end as badly as it began, and somehow it wound up being worse. The writing style is dispassionately in-your-face, a sort of emphatic blandness. I get that the style is meant to be a clinical portrayal of "horror" and "philosophy," but the ham-handed use of brutally cold language serves only to emphasize the far too obvious message of the book. The graphic body horror and frightening se [...]

    Leo Robertson
    The superficial maximalism of DeLillo and Ballard dissolves into cold, Easton Ellisian self-indulgence—knowingly. That's an oft-debated topic in storytelling: need a thematically dark story be dark itself? Must the literature of alienation alienate? Well, this one does. But that's okay; I'm still glad I read it.I don't know why I don't mind knowing that Cronenberg not only wants to fuck cars but also iPads. And make no mistake: he does. Like, Quentin Tarantino might have thought that there isn [...]

    Δεν μπορώ να είμαι αντικειμενική γιατί αγαπώ τον Cronenberg, ακόμα και στις πιο βλαμμένες ταινίες του, αγαπώ τους φρικαλέους χαρακτήρες του, την εμμονή του με τα έντομα και την άβολα εθιστική διαστροφή του.Αγαπώ αυτό το βιβλίο γιατί νιώθω την αγάπη του ίδιου του Cronenberg για αυτό το [...]

    Philippe Malzieu
    It begins as a thriller. Murder in Paris, a libertin couple of philosopher, a kind of bisexual Sartre-Beauvoir trash. The woman was murdered and partially eaten. The husband Arosteguy is suspected. Naomi, photojournalist investigates. His lover, Nathan, photojournalist also, is interested to an Hungarian crazy surgeon.A novel of Cronenberg. Interrogation: is it a scenario for a failed project? No, it is a real novel. Two remarks in introduction. At first, Cronenberg is a real writer, he has styl [...]

    Cronenberg as a film director is known for his unconventional approach, which (with minor commercial films) tends to express itself in an all around WTF bizarreness. As a writer, he's done the same. This is all of course a very much acquired taste sort of thing. Personally I believe a film or a book's overall impression shouldn't be primarily WEIRD. Cronenberg does weird, different variations, always original, unquestionably interesting works that seem to be primarily designed to mess with the a [...]

    Đorđe Bajić
    Dejvid Kronenberg je dobro poznat ljubiteljima sedme umetnosti. Kanadski režiser se početkom sedamdesetih proslavio beskompromisnim, bizarnim filmovima u kojima je dosledno sprovodio svoju poetiku šoka. Kronenberg je tokom duge i plodne karijere režirao mnoge značajne naslove, uključujući i remek-dela kao što su Videodrom, Goli ručak i Ukleti blizanci. Poslednjih godina, Kronenbergovi filmovi su postali konvencionalniji (Istorija nasilja, Zakletva), pa su mnogi pomislili da su ga godine [...]

    So let me start by saying I received this book for free through First Reads. Okay so I know this book was going to be an interesting read when I entered the giveaway. The little summary blurb makes it clear the contents will be somewhat odd. So when I started reading it I though I knew what I was getting myself into. Wrong. It was way more twisted and weird than I could have imagined. It was a great read, there's some parts that I know I didn't catch and should probably give a reread to. Which [...]

    Bob Milne
    Damn. I was so looking forward to this, and really wanted to enjoy it, but it alternately bored me and annoyed me. Critics will likely herald it as deeply philosophical and esoteric, but I just found it to be pretentious, meandering, and desperate to be hip.There's no doubt the man has a flair for visuals, and there are some great ones here, but even eye candy needs some substance. I didn't care for the narrative, the characters, or the story. When I found myself already skimming pages at the 20 [...]

    George K.
    Αν και δεν έχω δει όλες του τις ταινίες, ο Ντέιβιντ Κρόνενμπεργκ είναι σίγουρα ένας από τους αγαπημένους μου σκηνοθέτες. Μια θέση στην πρώτη δεκάδα την έχει καπαρωμένη. Οπότε το γεγονός ότι έγραψε μυθιστόρημα και ότι αυτό το μυθιστόρημα μεταφράστηκε στα ελληνικά, όσο να'ναι [...]

    "Consumed," David Cronenberg's debut novel, is probably my favorite novel published this year. In a way it reads a lot like the work of J.G. Ballard, both in a thematic sense (the sterile, almost clinical relationships between the main characters, the fixation on STDs, the insectile body horror, the perverted/psychotic doctors, and a fascination at the intersection of where technology and the human body meet: indeed, the book has an almost fetish-like obsession with modern technology and social [...]

    Awal pembacaan asyik fikir apa yang saya baca ini. Satu kegilaan atau hal pelik-- belum dapat vibe jalan cerita. Nak kata ia satu kerja translasi yang bagus pun tak dapat. Hingga ke mukasurat 100, tentang Naomi dan Nathan dan satu penyakit STD yang buat Naomi menjerit celaka! celaka! dari dalam kapal terbang-- sehingga itu baru saya sedikit catching up dengan jalan cerita. Hal aneh tentang anak beranak Roiphe dan misteri Arosteguy agak mengujakan, tapi jujur cakap-- susah nak hadam sangat relati [...]

    The ongoing controversy about The Interview reminded me of the running gag in David Cronenberg’s first novel about ‘Kimunism’ and the The Judicious Use of Insects. This fictitious movie causes controversy and upheaval at Cannes, as it is supported by France’s most intellectually daring philosopher couple, who are sympathetic towards the North Korean dictatorship (Cronenberg mentions the scandal of Gerard Depardieu renouncing his French citizenship and being personally awarded a Russian p [...]

    In one corner, we have a tech obsessed, globetrotting freelance reporter who likes the big splashy headline stories like the one she’s currently chasing about a high-falooting couple, French fetish-wrecked philosophers at the center of a gruesome crime: Did Aristide Arosteguy kill and then eat his wife Celestine? In the other corner is Naomi’s mostly long distance boyfriend Nathan, equally tech obsessed -- though not so snobby when it comes to the iPhone -- and globetrotting. He’s also a f [...]

    LONG LIVE THE NEW INTIMACY! This book reads like a greatest hits of Cronenberg's thematic kinks. Cold and detached yet compulsive sexuality, venereal disease as interpersonal bond, body modification/nullification, technology as biological imperative, conspiracy, and eroticized death. While it reads like an amalgam of my favorite parts of his various movies, overall it really feels like a spiritual sequel to Videodrome and his adaptation of Ballard's Crash. Consumed posits a kind of new emotional [...]

    Consumed is the debut novel by director David Cronenberg. Once crowned King of Venereal Horror, Cronenberg seems to return to the roots of his early film career with this novel. This is not the current Cronenberg who has directed The Map to The Stars, but the Cronenberg of The Fly, Videodrome, eXistenZ and Scanners. The novel is not only about being consumed in the most literal sense, but also about being consumers. With gadgets being an object of fetish and obsession; iPhones being part of sex [...]

    Panos Tserolas
    σώμα, τεχνολογία, σώμα και τεχνολογία σε σύμφυση. Ο σκηνοθέτης Κρόνενμπεργκ είναι γνωστός, ο συγγραφέας Κρόνενμπεργκ συστήνεται με τους Αναλωμένους και αποκτά χώρο και δημιουργική άνεση να αναπτύξει όλους τους προβληματισμούς του: Από τα τεχνολογικά φετίχ μέχρι τα σωματι [...]

    David Cronenberg enters the literary field with this novel. Being a long-time fan, and a horror reader to boot, it was inevitable I give it a tryTwo photojournalists, Nathan and Naomi, pursue separate assignments which end up becoming unexpectedly linked. Nathan contracts a long-vanished venereal disease which sends him in pursuit of the scientist who discovered it. Naomi pursues leads on a French homicide case in which the husband in a famous pair of notorious post-modern/post-Capitalist philos [...]

    Stefan Pavic
    Kronenberg nas vodi kroz mracni svet fotografije, filma, medicine i seksa Ova knjiga je pravi rolerkoster. Nije za one sa slabim stomakom.

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