Probably The Most Bizarre Book You Will Ever Read

Eve Sherrill York By Eve Sherrill York, 8th Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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This book is the characterization of a young man who is more of a wild animal than he is a human boy. His behavior is bizarre and unlike anyone you will probably ever meet.

Crawlspace by Herbert Lieberman

There are several books that I have read down through the years that have stayed with me and that I like to tell people about. I enjoy a good discussion about them and wonder what others think about them. This one I am about to review and discuss here is one that left me feeling weird. It left me with an odd, unsettling feeling about other people and the world at large. How we treat people and what goes on in certain people minds that make them treat others the way they do.

Crawlspace by Herbert Lieberman(published in 1977) is the story about an older, lonely couple, Albert and Alice Graves, who has never had any children, and live a monotonous domestic life. They call to have their oil tank filled on their furnace and end up inviting the young man who comes for that chore to dinner.

Then the Graves take Richard Atlee into their lives becoming attached almost like the son they never had. This strange young man is not so welcomed by the town and locals lash out against both Richard and the Graves. This couple could never have imagined what darkness they would be drawn into by just one act of kindness.

The sequence of events and the characterization used pull you into a maze of scary and unusual happenings. This book is scary at times and sad at other times. It shows you a side of humanity that you hope doesn't really exist.

This book is definitely a page turner. The sequence of events takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride until that last paragraph that stays with you for a long time after you shut the book and go on with your life. If you haven't read it you should. It is a great case study in human kind.


A Book By Herbert Lieberman, Crawlspace

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