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Exquisite Corpse - Poppy Z. Brite
Exquisite Corpse
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To serial slayer Andrew Compton, murder is an art, the most intimate art. After feigning his own death to escape from prison, Compton makes his way to the United States with the sole ambition of bringing his "art" to new heights. Tortured by his own perverse desires, and drawn to possess and... show more
To serial slayer Andrew Compton, murder is an art, the most intimate art. After feigning his own death to escape from prison, Compton makes his way to the United States with the sole ambition of bringing his "art" to new heights. Tortured by his own perverse desires, and drawn to possess and destroy young boys, Compton inadvertently joins forces with Jay Byrne, a dissolute playboy who has pushed his "art" to limits even Compton hadn't previously imagined. Together, Compton and Byrne set their sights on an exquisite young Vietnamese-American runaway, Tran, whom they deem to be the perfect victim. Swiftly moving from the grimy streets of London's Piccadilly Circus to the decadence of the New Orleans French Quarter, and punctuated by rants from radio talk show host Lush Rimbaud, a.k.a. Luke Ransom, Tran's ex-lover, who is dying of AIDS and who intends to wreak ultimate havoc before leaving this world, Exquisite Corpse unfolds into a labyrinth of murder and love. Ultimately all four characters converge on a singular bloody night after which their lives will be irrevocably changed -- or terminated. Poppy Z. Brite dissects the landscape of torture and invites us into the mind of a killer. Exquisite Corpse confirms Brite as a writer who defies categorization. It is a novel for those who dare trespass where the sacred and profane become one.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780684836270 (0684836270)
Publisher: Touchstone
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
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elizabetta
elizabetta rated it
3.0 Exquisite Corpse
This is nightmarish horror, lurid and grisly. As the author says...who amongst us doesn’t crane to look at an accident on the side of the rode, to see how bad the damage is? And so it is possible to get sucked into the morass. In ‘Exquisite Corpse’ bodily fluids flow freely and the time setting, the...
JustJen
JustJen rated it
Just not my cuppa. I quickly lost interest.
The Reading Perusals of Rose Summers
The Reading Perusals of Rose Summers rated it
3.0 Le Corps exquis
Review to come. Ahh, this is one of those times when I wish a companion short story would've been incorporated into a main novel because it clarified a few things, but not nearly enough. It manages to stand on its own to a degree. This short story/novella was penned from Alex Kennedy's perspective ...
jaydamber
jaydamber rated it
4.0 Exquisite Corpse
This book was recommended to me by several online friends. They were surprised I hadn't read it nor heard of the author. I began this book with high hopes. I read 2 pages of a preview on Amazon, and decided this would be a book I'd need to own. When I finally had it in my hands I was excited. My hop...
Mmmmm
Mmmmm rated it
This book is demented. It's the most obscene and grotesque thing I have ever read. Like looking at crime scene photos and being unable to look away. And yet I enjoyed it so much it made my teeth ache. But I very much feel the need to wash out the inside of my skull now. It is definitely not for the ...
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