Last Exit to Brooklyn Author:Hubert Selby, Jr. A serious work of literature...scorching, unrelenting, pulsing. Written from his gut with the compassion that Dostoevski called the chief law of human existence. An articulate renegade, Selby has created more than he has seen, exploding remembered violence and depravity in a Rorschach of living savagery.
A powerful book. The characters are the poor and the perverted. The themes are sex and violence. Selby's ear for dialog is superb, and his style has the clean economy of a baterring ram. An important book.