By David Cronenberg
“An eye-opening dazzler” (Stephen King) a couple of pair of globetrotting, gore-obsessed reporters whose entanglement in a French philosopher’s loss of life turns into a surreal trip into international conspiracy from mythical filmmaker David Cronenberg.
Stylish and camera-obsessed, Naomi and Nathan thrive at the yellow journalism of the social-media age. Naomi unearths herself interested in the headlines surrounding a recognized couple, Célestine and Aristide, Marxist philosophers and sexual libertines. Célestine has been chanced on lifeless, and Aristide has disappeared. Police suspect him of killing her and eating elements of her physique. but Naomi units off to discover him, and as she delves deeper into the couple’s lives, she discovers the scoop tale might in simple terms skim the outside of the tense acts they played together.
Journalist Nathan, in the meantime, is in Budapest photographing the arguable paintings of an unlicensed health professional named Zoltán Molnár, as soon as sought through Interpol for organ trafficking. After slumbering with certainly one of Molnár’s sufferers, Nathan contracts an extraordinary STD known as Roiphe’s and travels to Toronto, decided to satisfy the guy who chanced on the syndrome. Dr. Barry Roiphe, Nathan learns, now experiences his personal grownup daughter, whose extraordinary habit mask a devastating secret.
These parallel narratives turn into entwined in a gripping, dreamlike plot that contains geopolitics, 3-D printing, North Korea, the Cannes movie competition, melanoma, and, in a major variety of forms, intercourse. Consumed is an exuberant, provocative debut novel from one of many world’s major movie administrators, a author of “fierce sculptural depth” (Jonathan Lethem, The New York instances ebook Review) who makes it “impossible to seem away” (Publishers Weekly).