Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Trailer Park Tuesday: Perfect Days by Raphael Montes

Welcome to Trailer Park Tuesday, a showcase of new book trailers and, in a few cases, previews of book-related movies.

Brazilian novelist Raphael Montes himself stars in the trailer for his English-language debut, Perfect Days, a wicked, twisted thriller about obsession. Here’s the setup for the book, as reported by Amazon:
Brazilian medical student Teo Avelar is not your standard protagonist: for starters, he lives with his mother and his best friend is a cadaver. He is also a psychopath, with no (living) friends, who falls for an aspiring screenplay writer who is his polar opposite. Clarice is bombastic and passionate, while Teo comports himself with a quiet stoicism. After he falls for her, he quickly kidnaps Clarice—with the idea that she only needs time to fall for him—and the wheels are set in motion for Montes’ odd, macabre, fast-paced, twisted, and twisty novel.
Compelled? Repelled? Either way, there’s no denying this 90-second trailer is mesmerizing in its creepiness. A writer tapping on his keyboard in a dark room. A mysterious knock on the door. Who could that be at this time of night? A cautious peek through the peephole...only to find the hallway outside is empty. Hmm, that’s odd. Well, back to the keyboard. Another strange noise comes from outside the door. What the? A slow reach for the door handle. This is how people get killed in horror movies, isn’t it? The door opens, and then

Well, you’ll just have to watch for yourself to find out what happens next. As for me, I know what’s going to happen next on my bookshelf: Perfect Days will fall off into my hands.

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