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The title, Exquisite Corpse, refers to a unique literary style originated by the surrealist school of writing.

Poppy Z. Brite ‘Exquisite Corpse’ Review

Brite book, and it was so over-the-top and absurd that I’ll be reading another one haha. With a cast like that, how can you possibly go right?

I very, very rarely quit on a book halfway through. 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. I was looking for a book at a book store in Nashville.

This is probably the grossest book I’ve read maybeand it was disturbing on all the levels, but oddly enjoyable. Together, Compton and Byrne set their sights on an exquisite young Vietnamese-American runaway, Tran, whom they deem to be the perfect victim.

They’ll think it rocks to fuck and back.

Exquisite Corpse

I’m actually exsuisite of glad Brite’s moved on from horror to more mainstream fiction, because I’m not sure how the constant portrayal of gay men in her stories as depraved sexual sadists and psychopaths does much for public perception of gay people. Written in sections of alternating points of view with no delineation between them, we meet Andrew and Jay whose common thread is their obsession with corpses and young boys and combining corose two.


Be warned this is not a book for the faint of heart.

It begins with Andrew’s story, a necrophiliac serial killer from London. The relationship of the two serial killers is fascinating.

Queer sexuality, in its non-compliance with this political futurity, registers as outside the Symbolic order, as a deathly shadow of the stable subject. So, if you’re sick of hearing about Dahmer, be warned. He self-identifies almost completely as a homosexual male rather than female, and as of has started taking testosterone injections. Nov 22, Noah Soudrette rated it really liked it Recommends it for: View all 10 comments. It is likely the reason why Poppy Z. He hates the world and cannot come to terms with his disease.

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.

This is nightmarish horror, lurid and grisly.

Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z Brite

This one, I picked up because of all the hype about it being based on Dahmer, and Dahmer was one sick exquusite nut. People who enjoy snuff films? View all 3 comments. Intento no ser demasiado benevolente con las estrellitas, pero es que se lo ha merecido. I guess thats a good thing.

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bbrite I would like to say that I was so offended by the serial killing, necrophilia, purposeful-AIDS-contraction how does one word this? I have an exceptionally weak stomach, which is why I usually avoid gore.

Some have deemed the work horror-erotica. I am trying to think how to write this review. The author writes on her website that both her U. She draws from her own life in New Orleans to describe a city that is horrible and alluring at the same time. These stylistic complaints pale in comparison to the inanity constantly pouring from the stunted thought processes of the focal characters: While nearly every character in the book is gay, this is probably not a book that will appeal to most gay readers; it is darker than Dennis Cooper, and I don’t really know all that many gay men that read Dennis Cooper, so this novel about serial killers in love will probably not ever be considered a classic, though if there were justice, it would be.


Arriving too late to save Tran, Lucas murders Jay and confronts Andrew. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I gave it three stars because it was one hell of an experience and I am glad I read it. Email required Address never made public. Either way, it left me feeling like something was missing.

This fell into the former category corps me. Also a little far fetched how all these characters seem to come together in the one place as well! However, this is not really a thriller, so if your looking for a smash bang ening, look elsewhere.

There is a moment of violence, when you say: Her dialogue is clear, cutting and painfully honest, her imagery so vivid when that first slice is made into the delicate human abdomen you feel your own guts begin to churn.