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Daddy Love

Oates, Joyce Carol (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Daddy Love
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Part-time preacher Chester Cash calls himself Daddy Love. He has abducted, tortured, and raped several young boys into being his lover and his 'son'. Kidnapping Robbie from his mother at a mall, he confines the child in a small box and gradually brainwashes him over subsequent years into believing that they are father and son. Dinah, the boy's mother, who was savagely injured during the abduction, clings to hope that her son is alive.
Authors: Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938-
Title: Daddy Love
Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 279 p. ;,22 cm
Notes: "A novel" --Cover
Summary: Part-time preacher Chester Cash calls himself Daddy Love. He has abducted, tortured, and raped several young boys into being his lover and his 'son'. Kidnapping Robbie from his mother at a mall, he confines the child in a small box and gradually brainwashes him over subsequent years into believing that they are father and son. Dinah, the boy's mother, who was savagely injured during the abduction, clings to hope that her son is alive.
ISBN: 0802120997
9780802120991
Statement of Responsibility: Joyce Carol Oates
Subject Headings: Survival Fiction Kidnapping victims Fiction Kidnapping Fiction Sexual abuse victims Fiction Serial murderers Fiction Child abuse Fiction Child molesters Fiction
Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Topical Term: Survival
Kidnapping victims
Kidnapping
Sexual abuse victims
Serial murderers
Child abuse
Child molesters
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I really had to force myself to make it to the end of this book.
It get a bit more bearable in the last chapters. I was ready for a hard read but this was pushing my limit.
Can't even say I'm glad I finished since the ending is rather sudden.

Aug 30, 2013
  • Raun rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I find it hard to take in and then purge myself images of sadism especially inflicted on children. So I stopped reading fairly early on and just turned the pages to the ending, which naturally made no sense. I'm not sure what the value is of such disturbing stories. So if you're easily disturbed, pass on this one.

Aug 04, 2013
  • sigridmac rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I am a big fan of Joyce Carol Oates and I think this book addressed an important social issue about abduction and brainwashing. However, I hated the ending. It was abrupt and confusing.

May 02, 2013
  • sablegirl rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I'm sorry I couldn't give this book negative stars! In my opinion, it was a very sick and depressing book. I skipped through most of the book to get to the ending which was not what I hoped it would be. I DO NOT recommend this book at all! I was very disappointed.

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