bookspacePhoto of readermy comments
 home > bookspace > my comments > comment: exquisite corpse /
Subscribe via RSS 
Exquisite corpse
Poppy Z. Brite
Adult Fiction BRITE

Comments  Summary  Reviews

Summary: To serial slayer Andrew Compton, murder is an art, the most intimate art. own death to escape from prison, Compton makes his way to the United States with the sole ambition of bringing his "art" to new heights. 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. Together, Compton and Byrne set their sights on an exquisite young Vietnamese-American runaway, Tran, whom they deem to be the perfect victim. Swiftly moving from the grimy streets of London's Piccadilly Circus to the decadence of the New Orleans French Quarter, and punctuated by rants from radio talk show host Lush Rimbaud, a.k.a. Luke Ransom, Tran's ex-lover, who is dying of AIDS and who intends to wreak ultimate havoc before leaving this world, "Exquisite Corpse" unfolds into a labyrinth of murder and love. Ultimately all four characters converge on a singular bloody night after which their lives will be irrevocably changed-- or terminated. Poppy Z. Brite dissects the landscape of torture and


Question about returns, requests or other account details?
 Add a Comment
Submission Guidelines

Find this title in the Library Catalog
Find this title in the Library Catalog


more titles about

main characters Andrew Compton
Male
Age: 30s
Gay
Escaped from a British prison by faking death.

Jay Byrne
Male
Gay

Lush Rimbaud
Male
Gay
Host of a pirate-radio station; Tran's ex-lover.
Radio deejay

Tran
Male
Gay
Lush's ex-lover.



recent comments
hcl mobile app
hclib
mobile
app
Facebook Twitter Tumblr YouTube Vimeo Flickr Federal Depository Library Federal
Depository
Library
Hennepin County Government Hennepin
County
Government
© 2014  Hennepin County Library12601 Ridgedale Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305 Comments and Feedback    |    RSS