Walter Syndrome

Walter Syndrome

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  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 120 x 180mm
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552091812
  • 9780552091817

Review Text

This is the kind of book Colin Wilson might have written about a creep with a versatile imagination and Nietzschean dreams of destructive retribution. Namely Charles Walter, attractive, resilient and persuasive, and his alter ego Lambert Post, a scruffy nothing, for whom he stakes out two grateful young ladies. They don't take to Lambert; in fact they humiliate him dreadfully, and then Walter arranges reprisals which are awful indeed (rape and murder) and goes on to become the unknown Executioner with casualties dropping like mangled flies. It's a shocker of the late '30's with the kind of hook which sheer horror sharpens, always assuming the galvanized gut. (Kirkus Reviews)show more