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Publisher Description

From the author of Lost Souls, Drawing Blood, and Wormwood comes a thrilling and chilling novel that bestselling author Peter Straub says serves as a “guidebook to hell.”

To serial slayer Andrew Compton, murder is an art, the most intimate art. After feigning his 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, Poppy Z. Brite dissects the landscape of torture and invites us into the mind of a killer. Exquisite Corpse confirms Brite as a writer who defies categorization. It is a novel for those who dare trespass where the sacred and profane become one.

GENRE
Mysteries & Thrillers
RELEASED
1997
August 20
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
240
Pages
PUBLISHER
Gallery Books
SELLER
SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
SIZE
6.8
MB

Customer Reviews

Edweird ,

Gruesomely Wonderful!

I've never read anything like this and probably never will due to its unique storyline and wicked prose. I couldn't stop reading it and devoured it within a couple of days. If you want to be shocked and pushed to the point of vomiting, you will love it! Exquisite Corpse is definitely one of my most favorite books. I even felt dirty and a little guilty for having loved it so much. 😊

Botti826 ,

Eh

Interesting point of view but the numerous errors in the book are embarrassing and distracting. For the money I paid for a digital book, they could have hired a proofreader to make sure, in the least, that the correct character names were used through out. Someone was sleeping when they published this one.

Clueless3751 ,

Exquisite Corpse

Clearly the weirdest book I ever read. Almost ashamed to admit I did read it, and pretty quickly. I hope it is one of a kind!

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