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Love Creeps
by Amanda Filipacchi

Category: Fiction / General
0 pages; ISBN: 031234032X

Rating: 9/10  (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner

Review

Love Creeps
Amanda Filipacchi
St. Martin’s, Jun 2005, $23.95
ISBN: 031234032X

Manhattan gallery owner Lynn Gallagher seems to have everything going for her even attracting a stalker, a short, overweight and bald accountant Alan Morton. Instead of being repelled by his actions and calling the cops, Lynn notices his obsession provides Alan with a zest for life as her admirer. She wonders if stalking might give her a passion for living too as her love life and her gallery fail to do so.

At the nearby bakery, Lynn selects wealthy handsome attorney Roland Dupont, Alan’s squash playing opponent, as the object of her “affection”. However, Roland wants nothing to do with his stalker, which perversely increases Lynn’s pestering of him. Roland reconsiders his disdain for Lynn when he learns that she Alan’s target of love.

Satirical but also somewhat inane, LOVE CREEPS is unexpectedly an insightful look at modern society through the various lens of individuals with major psychological issues. The stalking triangle stuns the audience who will not know what to expect next from the lead trio as their interrelationships and uncertainties are laid bare. Living up to its dark title from the first line until the last, readers receive an amusing modern day farcical relationship.

Harriet Klausner

 

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