Body Surfing

Dale Peck, Author Atria $26 (417p) ISBN 978-1-4165-7612-9

Well-known for his eviscerating book reviews, Peck (Hatchet Jobs ) takes a stab at visceral horror in this sex-laden supernatural thriller set in upstate New York. Since time immemorial, a race of sexually voracious demons known as Mogran have “surfed” the bodies of human victims, taking temporary possession before exiting at orgasm. While possessed, their hosts enjoy miraculous powers to recover from catastrophic injury, as teenager Jasper Van Arsdale discovers when his best friend, Q., in the clutches of a polymorphously perverse Mogran named Leo, drives a speeding car with them and their girlfriends into a mountain. After the accident, Jasper and Q. team up with a pair of Mogran hunters to track down the malevolent Leo. Peck paces his tale at breakneck speed, twisting the plot through numerous surprises that are perfectly accommodated by the elaborate metaphysics of Mogran existence. Gleefully gory, sexually provocative and surprisingly funny, this tale of lusty demons and their human prey is one hell of a ride. (Feb.)

Reviewed on: 12/15/2008
Release date: 02/01/2009
Paperback - 417 pages - 978-1-4165-7616-7
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