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David Cronenberg: A passion for mutation

Cannibals, sex and surgery—The director's first novel is as strange as his films

a scene from The Fly, a film in which a scientist accidentally turns himself into a giant insect. © United Archives GmbH / Alamy

Consumed by David Cronenberg (4th Estate, £18.99)

If you were trying to capture Consumed in a few words, they would include: cannibalism, consumerism, Cannes film festival, elective amputation, 3D flesh printing, insect larvae and Kim Jong Un. The book’s real subject, however,…

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