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Cronenberg attempts a teleportation from cinema to fiction. Cover your eyes…

A review of Consumed, by David Cronenberg. The Canadian director-turned-author has arrived in his new medium with a number of unfortunate mutations

1 November 2014

9:00 AM

1 November 2014

9:00 AM

Consumed David Cronenberg

4th Estate, pp.284, £18.99, ISBN: 9780007299157

Following his beginnings as a science-fiction horror director, David Cronenberg has spent the past decades transforming himself into one of cinema’s most literary filmmakers. He has adapted for the screen — often brilliantly — novels by J.G. Ballard, William Burroughs and Don DeLillo. In each, he has paraded his obsession with lurid mutations in human form wrought by technology, disease and the imagination.

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