My hardcover copy of The Ideal, Genuine Man by Don Robertson was published in 1987 by Stephen King's Philtrum Press and includes a forward by King. This is a hard novel to read. No one is likable in it. It is disgusting and repulsive in many places. It's hopeless and helpless and full of pain. I actually forced myself to continue reading it. Suddenly, the ending made it quite clear why King praised it so highly, why he considers it a great novel. I can't recommend it, but if you do read it, you will never forget it. Haunting novel...
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