The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)
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The Infernal Desire Machines of Doctor Hoffman - Penguin Modern Classics (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 03/02/2011
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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.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780141192390
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 213 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm


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“Takes a while to get into but well worth it”

I'll admit, it took me a little while to get into this book given the strange mix of reality and illusion but once I did I really enjoyed it. Carter has created a world reflective of our own where the machines... More

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