Editorial Reviews. Review. You’ve probably heard that this love story about two Exquisite Corpse – Kindle edition by Poppy Z. Brite. Download it. Blood-soaked sheets, cannibalism, rotting, half-dissected corpses: this Exquisite Corpse. Poppy Z. Brite, Author Simon & Schuster $ (p) ISBN. Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z Brite – book cover, description, publication history.

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The book manages to be both violent and sexy; the super-graphic blood and gore may prove to be turn-off for some readers. I’m actually kind 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.

I don’t know that it’s aged especially well since it was published in La verdad que te hace sentir muchas cosas esta historia. Bareback porn is usually shot in a manner closer to documentary realism than the more theatrical and stylized productions of mainstream porn.

It is likely the reason why Poppy Z. Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Exquisitf. 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 briet to churn.

People who enjoy snuff films? That said, we end up with a really strong character study of four men, in two relationships. Dec 14, Victoria rated it liked it Shelves: Every other book I pick up concerns one recurring element; completely unbridled homosexual revelry. Nov 12, Charles Dee Mitchell rated it liked it Shelves: I spent most of the book wondering how many stars to even give it because in all honesty I am not even sure I liked it.


Jay is likewise attracted to Tran but refuses to pursue him any further because he cannot conceive of a relationship that does not end in death.

After learning that he is HIV -positive, writer Lucas Ransom reacts by rejecting all his former friends and breaking up with Tran. Scenes of an erotic nature are not simply presented alongside the carnage, exquizite rather intertwined until the devouring of intestines becomes sexual and a shared kiss becomes gore. Poppy creates terrific characters in unimaginable situations. The title, Exquisite Corpse, refers to a unique literary style originated by the surrealist school of writing.

There is little explorations of the roots of Andrew and Jay’s sexual dysfunction.

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What I got was a gay grotesque, horrible I suppose if one were a victim, difficult to identify with the needs of the victimizers thank the gods. Instead, it a gritty and filthy read which has more in common with smut than speculative fiction.

One long scene comes directly from what we learned about the Dahmer case. Either way, it left forpse feeling like something was missing. Dec 27, Beth rated it really liked it. Heartbreaking poppj beautiful ending It’s extremely gruesome and truly morbid, but inexplicably charming. The plot follows the adventures of young serial killer Andrew Compton, who escapes from a British prison cell by playing dead, flies to Atlanta, then to the Big Easy, where he meets wealthy young serial slayer Jay Compton.


Exquisite Corpse

I’ve never seen the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies. I need a break!!

Exquisite Corpse confirms Brite as a writer who defies categorization. Scenes of an erotic nature are not simply presented alongside the carnage, but rather intertwined until the devouring of intestines becomes sexual and a shared kiss becomes gore. Brite’s characters are all terrible people doing terrible things, btite no real reason except the fact that they can.

For other uses, see Exquisite corpse disambiguation. I have an exceptionally weak stomach, which is why I usually avoid gore.

Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z Brite

Together, the two set their sights on a young Vietnamese American boy by the name of Vincent Tran. Four characters, each with their own POV, make up this little book of gore and death. The reason I didn’t give this book five stars, even though I couldn’t put it down, was that I was genuinely bummed out by the exquixite of many parts of the story, and I don’t like reading books that are THAT dark.

I remember reading this on a jolly family holiday in Dorset, a short walk away from Thomas Hardy’s cottage. Apr 10, Cody Sexton rated it really liked it. Queer Theory and the Death Drive, delineates a pathologizing tendency in mainstream American culture concerning homosexuality. This was one of the few books I couldn’t stand to finish.

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