Première parution en 1968, jamais traduit en Français
TW : rats, morts (parfois violentes) d’animaux
De quoi ça parle ? Un homme marginal se découvre une affinité particulière avec les rats. Il voit alors en ses nouveaux amis un moyen de sustenter ses besoins et de se venger des personnes qui l’ont méprisé.
When his nagging mother discovers a rat infestation, the anonymous writer of these notebooks sets out to drown the pests, but finds himself unable to go through with it. Instead, he befriends the rats, learning to train and communicate with them. Before long he has the idea of using the rats for revenge against a world in which he has been a failure. His target is his hateful boss, Mr. Jones, who treats him with supreme disrespect and plans to fire him and replace him with someone less expensive. The narrator records his plans in chilling detail as his campaign for vengeance progresses from vandalism to robbery to the most horrific of murders . . .