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Last Exit to Brooklyn - Hubert Selby Jr., Irvine Welsh
Last Exit to Brooklyn
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Last Exit to Brooklyn A novel that tells the stories of New Yorkers who at every turn confront the worst excesses in human nature. It includes such creations as: Georgette, the transvestite who falls in love with a callous hoodlum; and Tralala, the conniving prostitute who plumbs the depths of... show more
Last Exit to Brooklyn A novel that tells the stories of New Yorkers who at every turn confront the worst excesses in human nature. It includes such creations as: Georgette, the transvestite who falls in love with a callous hoodlum; and Tralala, the conniving prostitute who plumbs the depths of sexual degradation. Full description
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780141195650 (0141195657)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
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Steven Eggleton Blog
Steven Eggleton Blog rated it
5.0 Last Exit To Brooklyn
Anyone who knows me, knows that I am not easily shocked. But even I must admit, Hurbert Selby Jr.’s Last Exit to Brooklyn is like Bukowski on acid. More often than not, when writers try to tackle the unsavory aspects of the human condition, it comes off as cheap and affected. It takes a true wordsm...
Bloody Shambles
Bloody Shambles rated it
5.0 Last Exit to Brooklyn
I finally found a paperback copy of this, in the hopes that seeing the written words on the page would give me a better sense of the book's structure...Eh. Not so much!Still, this is a fantastic read. I can only imagine how confronting this must have seemed when it was first released. Even now, I th...
Skinny Dipping Into Books
Skinny Dipping Into Books rated it
4.0 Last Exit to Brooklyn
vile in its own right. Departs from the general rules of English some.... , so if you are a stickler, or get caught up in the missing comma, then id pass on this one. Really cruel with its overall themes and dead pan exploration of some pretty horrible shit. Seriously if your stomach generally turns...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
5.0 Last Exit To Brooklyn
A great book. It uses a style of language that is free flowing and that I do not normally care for. It's complete refusal to hide or soften anything will not be liked by most readers as too much and too blunt, but I think that people need to write that way,about these kinds of topics.It is really ...
Girl Interrupted Reading
Girl Interrupted Reading rated it
3.0 Last Exit to Brooklyn
I enjoyed Last Exit to Brooklyn. It wasn't what I had expected, but I don't mind. I like how Hubert Selby writes, it took sometime getting use to, (again, it's been awhile since I've read him) but I caught on really fast. The stories are very intriguing and they don't really relate to each other but...
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