Consumed is the first novel by the Canadian filmmaker, screenwriter and actor David Cronenberg. The novel is driven by a globe trotting, photojournalist couple. The first novel by the film director David Cronenberg is in part a dramatic catalogue of highly desirable electronics equipment. A globetrotting. David Cronenberg's novel Consumed is getting drama series treatment at AMC.


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In Cronenberg's 'Consumed,' An Appetite For Sex, Death And The Latest Gear

They bop, Nathan and Naomi, from Paris to Consumed david cronenberg to Amsterdam to Toronto to Tokyo and beyond, catching international flights like crosstown buses.

Their relationship is loose, built on betrayal and counter-betrayal and, always, on their obsessive love of gear — camera gear, sound gear, luggage, whatever. His descriptions of everything from high-end photographic equipment to hearing aids are both lush and precise, dripping with jargon and technical specifications.

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