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The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman

Narrated by: Vincent Pirillo
Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Fiction, Literary
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Desiderio, an employee of the city under a bizarre reality attack from Doctor Hoffman's mysterious machines, has fallen in love with Albertina, the Doctor's daughter. But Albertina, a beautiful woman made of glass, seems only to appear to him in his dreams.

Meeting on his adventures a host of cannibals, centaurs and acrobats, Desiderio must battle against unreality and the warping of time and space to be with her, as the Doctor reduces Desiderio's city to a chaotic state of emergency - one ridden with madness, crime and sexual excess.

A satirical tale of magic and sex, The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman is a dazzling quest for truth, love and identity.

©1972 Angela Carter (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Despite the pretty descriptions

Sticking the hero's journey in a blender together with some philosophical and pseudoscientific mumbojumbo may make it less derivative, but it does not make it better.

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  • 13-03-18

couldn't follow the story

Found it very difficult to stay focused on the story. Don't buy this audio book