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Subject: Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z Brite
Date Posted: 3/10/2011 11:23 AM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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I just finished this book the other day. OMG it was disgusting really, deeply disturbing on so many levels. I finished the whole book hoping that it would get better but nope just a downer all the way to the end. Wondering if anyone else has read it

Date Posted: 3/10/2011 11:51 AM ET
Member Since: 11/10/2010
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I read that one a few months ago.  I agree,  I was thinking it would be more along the lines of Laymon,  but nope  it was just gross.  Not even creepy gross,  just gross.

Date Posted: 3/10/2011 1:19 PM ET
Member Since: 1/24/2008
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I read this book on the recommendation of a friend. I was really icked out by it but at the same time I couldn't put it down and had to know how it ultimately would end. I know I will never read this book again but at the same time I don't know if I completely hated it. Not that I necessarily enjoyed it but I was informed that it was disturbing, gross and creepy by my friend before reading and it definitely did all those things.

Date Posted: 3/11/2011 3:19 AM ET
Member Since: 5/29/2007
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I agree Nicole, I had to finish it.

Date Posted: 10/15/2011 12:35 PM ET
Member Since: 6/3/2006
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I have read it many times, and though in the last few years it appeals to me less and less, I used to really love the book. I loved the way we were drawn to identify with andrew and his love for dead young men. In that it wasn't so much a disgusting idea, as just another person's  endearment. It is a sick, disturbing and grotesque piece of work. But it was definitly a great story and a plot that was generally completey different from all the same old same old we read every day.

Date Posted: 10/16/2011 7:29 AM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2007
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I'm all about sick and disturbing. I thik I might have to add this one to my TBR.

Date Posted: 10/17/2011 6:50 AM ET
Member Since: 2/19/2007
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It's on my mountain of a TBR!  I have a closet with like 10 boxes of books and a bookcase full of books.  About a 1/3 of the books have been read.  If I can find it I'll move it to the top of my tbr list...