Burial Of The Rats

Burial of the Rats (1928)

Bram Stoker

During a forced separation from his beloved, a bored Englishman ventures into one of the rubbish dumps near 1850 Paris, finding it peopled with poor, aging survivors of the Napoleonic Wars who become rather less than friendly after dark. (Title refers to the swiftness and completeness with which the dead are devoured by the dump-dwelling rats.) Hunter-prey story with all of the urgency and none of the irony of a "Most Dangerous Game."

Reviewed by: Nat Hocken

Rating: 3

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