Swedish tale of the dark world of paedophilia

The Beast, by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom, translated from the Swedish by Anna Paterson, Little Brown, €21.60.

21st May, 2005

The Beast, by Anders Roslund and Borge Hellstrom, translated from the Swedish by Anna Paterson, Little Brown, €21.60.

The Beast is a frantic chase through the horror of the hunt for an escaped serial killer of children. At a deeper level, it is full of characters lost for love, or lost to humanity.

Lund likes to kill little whores, then lick their shoes clean. He's in jail now, but he's still thinking about them -...

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