A review by izabela
Dermaphoria, by Craig Clevenger


I really enjoyed Clevenger's writing in this novel; as a reader, you get right into the characters head and begin to understand him and his actions. It can be a little difficult to figure out exactly what's going on in the story though -- it's disjointed and the protagonist is trying to figure things out as well.

Eric Ashworthy is in jail for cooking drugs and blowing up the lab, and he can't figure out when he did that or why he did that. We follow Eric as he finds out that he's been cooking a drug that goes under several names, most notably Desire. It seems that the drug is named after his girlfriend, Desiree, although whether she's real is questionable to me. Eventually, he goes a little crazy trying to figure out what has happened, and runs away from all of his obligations (including his trial).

The book is definitely worth reading, and I would recommend it, but it's not an 'easy' read.