August 1, 2007

Mini-review: "Exquisite Corpse," by Poppy Z Brite

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Exquisite Corpse, by Poppy Z Brite
Exquisite Corpse (book; 1997)
By Poppy Z Brite

I read the ultra-dark gothic erotic thriller Exquisite Corpse for the first time in a mad 24-hour fever dream, while hopped up on Vicodin and cold medicine; and maybe this is the best way to get through the book, in fact, in that this atmospheric yet disturbingly violent tale takes some getting used to. Don't get me wrong; I love this book! Be aware, by the way, that author Poppy Z. Brite has gone through a big change in her career since then; she's now much more known for a series of funny relationships dramadies set in a series of New Orleans restaurants. New fans of Brite, don't jump into her old work lightly!

Out of 10: 9.2

Filed by Jason Pettus at 5:00 PM, August 1, 2007. Filed under: Literature | Literature:Fiction | Reviews |