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As Meat Loves Salt

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I suppose in this day and age he would be known as a Sociopath – and in fact if you read the list of Sociopath social traits on this page you would think that Ms McCann made a note of all those character traits and started with Jacob using this as a base. Three months into this new obsession, I’m almost done reading it the second time; I’m drawing fanart, and writing fanfiction for it. It was the only thing he could do really – he wasn’t going to kill himself, after all – not with those character traits, he’ll blame everyone else in the world before he’d blame himself – although perhaps if the colony had ALL gone on a flipping ship it would have been a different book! When he is back in the city, he imagines that he sees Ferris on the street and at one point says “…and I told myself he had most likely survived, and was even now turning the corner.

I even wondered whether Maria McCann left things somewhat vague at the end perhaps having in mind the possibility of writing a sequel?A darkly erotic tale of passion and obsession, As Meat Loves Salt is a gripping portrait of England beset by war. Other than the sheer cheesiness of that, if you've ever held a squishy ripe peach in your hand, you'll know that the end result of that will be smeary peach pulp and not two neat halves that can be assembled back together like a Tiffany box with a diamond ring inside. I don’t think they are completely evil, and Jacob in particular is often wracked by guilt in the aftermath of his outbursts. all of that fit hand-in-glove with his less attractive qualities - condescension and high-handedness, a transparent sort of trickiness, a tendency to overindulge in alcohol, an optimism that veers into thoughtlessness and, finally, a willful blindness to reality. We end with that well-established device, the protagonist standing on the quay waiting for embarkation to the New World.

And even if the reader loses faith in Jacob along the way, McCann’s writing is so good that one can’t help but press forward just to see out how it will all turn out in the end.I could not put this book down, until I realized it was almost over, and then tried to delay finishing it. Also, the phrase “Jacob Cullen and his fellow soldiers” implies solidarity, brotherhood, common goals and ideals appropriate for Ferris, perhaps, but not for Jacob. One thing the author does best is to show that, while of a different measure that Jacob’s, that whole society was concerned with Godliness, the Bible, the Devil, and Biblical righteousness of man (thougth, notably, Ferris is a closet non-believer, i. Despite these negative aspects, though, (or perhaps because of them) they are also extremely compelling characters.

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