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Daddy Love

Oates, Joyce Carol

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Daddy Love
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.

Publisher: New York : Mysterious Press, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0802120997
Characteristics: 279 p. ;,22 cm


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May 27, 2014

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 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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