The Book of Revelation (novel)

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The Book of Revelation is a novel by UK author Rupert Thomson. The book was published in 2000 by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc and has 264 pages. The novel was unique for its detailed descriptions of a non statutory female on male rape.

The protagonist of the novel is a ballet dancer living in Amsterdam with his French girlfriend Bridgette. One day he is drugged and abducted in an alley by three hooded women. They hold him prisoner in an abandoned warehouse for about two weeks. During the course of his incarceration he endeavours to keep his mind separate from the abuse that is systematically inflicted on his body (involving the women constantly raping him).

In 2006 the book was made into a film by Ana Kokkinos. In the novel the narrator is never named explicitly. In the film version the character is called 'Daniel'. The actress who depicts Bridgette also plays the role of one of his captors; although the Director claims this is not intended as anything more than doubling up. The audience is not supposed to 'see' this as a suggestion that Bridgette was one of 'Daniels' captors.