Mar. 20th, 2009

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Title: Exquisite Corpse
Author: Poppy Z. Brite
Published: New York: Simon & Schuster Inc., 1996
Rating: 4 of 5
Page Count: 340
Total Page Count: 69,634
Text Number: 201
Read For: fan of the author, checked out from the library
Short review: Serial murderer Andrew Compton escapes prison and makes his way to New Orleans where he discovers serial killer Jay Bryne, who against all expectations has surpassed Compton in the art of death. The two fall in love and set their sights on the perfect victim to share between them, a young man name Tran. Dense with murders, necrophilia, and cannibalism described in loving and gruesome detail, Exquisite Corpse takes its premise to the limit, and it's an addictive ride. Still, the book is not as enjoyable as Brite's other novels, nor is it particularly meaningful. Moderately recommended.

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Review posted here on Amazon.com.

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