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If you can handle descriptive gore then give this one a go! What the book did cogpse do was give me any understanding of why or how the protagonists’ behaviors satisfied their sexual and emotional needs. View all 8 comments. Andrew Compton, a convicted serial killer based on real life serial killer Dennis Nilsenescapes his UK prison cell in a self-induced cataleptic trance and escapes to New Orleans ‘ French Quarter to start a new life.

That’s all of the plot you need to know. I was in this gruesome, cursed tale’s clutches from page one. Legitimate subjecthood, he argues, is assumed through taking on the exquisiet cultural labor of reproduction.

After learning that he is HIV -positive, writer Lucas Ransom reacts by rejecting all his former friends and breaking up clrpse Tran. Here are the basic plot elements of Exquisite Corpse: Arriving too late to save Tran, Lucas murders Jay and confronts Andrew.

Poppy Z. Brite ‘Exquisite Corpse’ Review

Still, four stars, for balls if nothing else. Be the first to discover new talent! In effect it’s a simple read that will creep out or disgust most people. And yet Brite can be defended as an artful poet of murder and obsession, uncannily capturing the dead souls and unhinged appetites of two memorable characters.

Apr 10, Cody Sexton rated it really liked it. Brite and husband Chris DeBarr, a chef, run a de facto cat rescue and have, at any given time, between fifteen and twenty cats. The reason I didn’t give this book five stars, even though I couldn’t put popoy down, was that I was genuinely bummed out by the sadness of many parts of the story, and I don’t like reading books that are THAT dark.


His style is effective, the characte I set out to read a horror for the season, knowing nothing about the author, but having his name and some books dropped on several groups. In conclusione perverso, morboso, malato ma a suo modo avvincente, psichedelico, poeticamente delirante. I give the author props for certainly putting me into a murderer’s POV, to the point where it was uncomfortable at times. Want to Read saving….

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View all 36 comments. He used his blog exquisitr update his fans regarding the situation, including the unknown status of his house and many of his exquisote, and in October became one of the first 70, New Orleanians to begin repopulating the city. InBrite signed a contract to write three novels for Delacorte Booksthe first two being Lost Souls and Drawing Bloodwith Exquisite Corpse set to be the third.

Works by Poppy Z. I cannot believe this book was ever published anywhere. That said, we end up with a really strong character study of four men, in two relationships.

Increasingly embittered by his illness, Lucas vents his frustration through his alternate persona ” Lush Rimbaud “, host of a pirate radio program where Lucas rails at society’s denial of gay men and the AIDS crisis. Recognizing that Lucas is already on the verge of death, Andrew refuses to kill him, instead offering him several means to commit suicide. But I would be lying.

Why didn’t I review this one before? Just as the advent of AIDS installed a radical sense of alienation and displacement in the gay psyche, the condom becomes a barrier to this intimacy, a place where feelings of separation and radical incompletion are cathected. Brrite with the story line The two have a brief sexual encounter, after which Tran becomes attracted to Britf.

Brite’s hardcore horror opus is not for everyone. I’ve never seen the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies.


Nov 12, Charles Dee Mitchell rated it liked it Shelves: This short novel about the tragic love affair of two serial killers is cold and hard, and comes completely alive with direct, hard-hitting prose that hits the mark consistently. Dec 14, Victoria rated it liked it Shelves: I closed this book feeling excessively sick, which I’m pretty sure is what the author was going for.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I read the jacket and was intrigued by the serial killer ppopy serial killer plot. And, how easy it becomes to take such things as just a days work, without feeling. Probably because I’m a leetle bit embarrassed – okay, more than a leetle bit embarrassed – to have read it at all.

Some part of you felt intimately invaded, threatened; some other part fell to britee knees and sobbed in gratitude that it was no longer alone. They are no longer together. The thing that irritated me about this book was that Andrew’s chapters were in first person, and everyone else’s were in third.

I would love to discuss this book and how it impacted me more than what is possible in a public review.

Exquisite Corpse

There are things more valuable than life. And Brite’s literary voice, which somehow manages to be extremely florid and down to earth at the same time, is at its best here. The exchange of semen signifies a fantasy of restored intimacy, of essential sharing of the self with another. Heartbreaking and beautiful ending This was one of the few books I couldn’t stand to finish. And no matter how visceral the prose tried to be, it couldn’t I love Poppy Z. I guess thats a good thing.

Prix Masterton for Roman traduit Those were not my main emotions while reading his novel.