Death of an Aryan (1939)
to accomplish the murders of the Nazi farmer (by a poisoned nail stuck
his shoe) and the jealous cuckold (during a bush fire) is the unusual
derived from Acocanthera schimperii or longiflora, one of many exotic
struck in this tale of colonial Africa (Chania = Kenya?), Nazi
animal mutilation—the end, where the hero, Superintendent Vachell, is
in a leopard cage and shot at is sheer Peter Dickinson.
Huxley’s characterisation is superb,
especially strong on psychological abnormality, but there is an
streak of sadism running through the book like the great, greasy
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