Possibly my favorite author. Any other fans on DL? What are your favorite books? Mine would be Try and Frisk.
No. We''re friends and I don''t even like his work.
is it a bad sign that i can''t get through his "novels" without laughing hysterically? they''re _that_ bad
Try reading his "poetry" - it''s even worse than his novels.
His website....what has he against punctuation? It''s like one of those unreadable experimental novels of the 70s. But the volume of it is extraordinary. How he finds time for a life I don''t know. The posts he does of S&M gay teenagers are extraordinary and depressing in equal measure. People who find human squalor attractive aren''t really my thing. To his credit he champions writers like Duvert that the gay lit community have rejected.
Lest we forget, he fell hook, line and sinker for Laura Crazebot "JT Leroy."
I read "My Loose Thread" after reading an essay by Zadie Smith, in which she mentioned the book admiringly. (Apparently, she also put it on her syllabus for a class she taught at Columbia.) But I don''t think I understood it. He''s obviously a very extreme writer, and I do think he has an interesting, almost hallucinatory prose style, but I found the novel pretty ugly and nihilistic.\
He sounds like a character, though. Apparently, he made a cameo appearance in a recent French arthouse flick that starred some porn actor. (Sorry, the name escapes me.)
God jr was kind of weird. Same with the Sluts.
Hack, Hack, Hack. He took one very obvious, "shocking" idea and wrote a slew of mediocre books about it. They were only "shocking" to mid-western breeders and bourgeois literary critics.
I thought he was the deepest thing ever when I read Frisk during high school. I tried reading a couple other things with names I don''t remember (maybe Closer?) and wasn''t nearly as impressed.
[quote] He took one very obvious, "shocking" idea \
What idea was that?
He was obsessed with Vincent Kartheiser of Mad Men for a long time.\
Very open about it, posting pictures of porn star that looked like him in his blog.
Is he a trustafarian? I can''t imagine him surviving only royalties.
I agree with R10 his novels and fictional stories are pretty much ALL the same some twinks get snuffed by very rich men, or men in power. *YAWN*
Yes he is a Trustafarian R14 as he's admitted this.
I have read his poetry and yeah it's pretty bad too.
One of the worst writers working in English today. Globally, he's in the top 10% worst writers working in ANY language. Sweden recently fired a school superintendent who supported having his work added to the required reading of their equivalent of an eighth grade class. It was judged that the superintendent obviously didn't respect the students, teachers or parents.
Further, after his publisher donated a glut of his unsold books to developing nations, the UN has suggested that residents of these nations use his books as tinder rather than reading them--even if they were the only reading material available for English-language education.
Finally, he's virulently homophobic and sexist, and a staunch opponent of immigrant rights, reproductive rights, gay marriage and traditional medicine (he believes fruit juice can cure cancer).
How is he homophobic R16? I know he's a chickenhawk/ped0 and a scat queen but none of that's a secret.
He owes his entire career to the photographer who let him use his images as book covers, Robert Flynt.