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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It appears that is going to be the year I plunge blindly into the ever-growing morass of uninspired and weak drivel that is gay literature. It captures a moment in time. There is little explorations of the roots of Andrew and Jay’s sexual dysfunction. Expect graphic scenes of murder and sex, and expect to have a queasy, fascinated, watching-a-ten-car-pile-up feeling in your stomach when you read it.

The book manages to be both violent and sexy; the super-graphic blood and gore may ;oppy to be turn-off for some readers.

Instead, it a gritty and filthy read which has more in common with smut than speculative fiction. Prix Masterton for Roman traduit Its main effect was reminding me of the days exauisite I did autopsies, 80 or so over a year’s time as a 1st year pathology resident. I very, very rarely quit on a book halfway through. I may even read it again someday, but I’m in no damn hurry. Lissome and hairless North Vietnamese homosexual, recreational drug abuser, runaway, presumed to have contracted AIDS.

We follow them separately for about sixty percent of the story in a rather annoying POV switch until inevitably their worlds collide, and lust and bloody carnage ensues. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Brite will never become a household name. Gay cannibals in love! 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 po;py consistently.


There is a moment of violence, when you say: Pop;y from Exquisite Corpse. I debated going into that in this review, but decided against it. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Or is it grand guignol fun? Overall, the scenes come across as heavily ritualistic, often reverent, with an air of religiosity.

He escapes by feigning his own death and meets up with Jay Byrne, another killer. I’ve never seen the Texas Chainsaw Massacre movies. Seeking new victims, he instead meets Jay Byrne based on real life serial killer Jeffrey Dahmera wealthy recluse who is also a serial killer, as well as a cannibal.

Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z. Brite

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Arriving too late to save Tran, Lucas murders Jay and confronts Andrew. After not finishing Asylum, I wanted something scary. This book is repulsive, no question, and yet Brite can still be defended as an artful poet of murder and obsession.


AIDS-infected homosexual junkie, aspiring misanthrope, moron, pirate radio personality, author, and a grown edquisite with infantile emotional development.

Loneliness is their demon — their deep dread of it and the lengths they will go to ward it off. Passages made me realize just how antiseptic Showtime’s Dexter really is. Unlike many other killer novels the author makes no excuses for her characters. Well this was different. In saying that I did enj The descriptive nature of this book is quite spell bounding and I did love the play with words This isn’t her best work.


I always feel guilty and have to slog through it just so I can feel like I gave it a fair chance.

Poppy Z. Brite ‘Exquisite Corpse’ Review

Sometimes Andrew would start in the middle of Jay’s chapters, and I found cropse to be distracting. As stupid books go this was insanely gruesome but it Why didn’t I review this one before? Four characters, each with their own POV, make up this little book of gore and death. And, how easy it becomes to take such things as just a days work, without feeling.

The nature of desire, after all, is its inability to be fulfilled; the condomless video becomes a dream screen whereby desire is glimpsed and renewed. Brite has described it as “a clrpse, cannibalistic, serial killer love story that explores the seamy politics of victimhood and disease. Sex offenders in jail that need something to masturbate to?

She draws from her own life in New Orleans to describe a city that is horrible and alluring at the same time.

This is my first–maybe last–Brite book, especially if they’re as uninteresting as this one. Next, it’s Tran and Luke, an estranged gay couple dealing with the aftermath of an HIV diagnosis and renouncement from a very traditional Vietnamese family.

EXQUISITE CORPSE by Poppy Z. Brite | Kirkus Reviews

I think Brite accomplished exactly what she ooppy out to do, and I totally enjoyed the journey. This book is demented. A blood-soaked romance with human entrails and sandwiches of flank-meat lightly fried in butter.