Editorial Reviews. Review. You’ve probably heard that this love story about two Exquisite Corpse – Kindle edition by Poppy Z. Brite. Download it. Blood-soaked sheets, cannibalism, rotting, half-dissected corpses: this Exquisite Corpse. Poppy Z. Brite, Author Simon & Schuster $ (p) ISBN. Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z Brite – book cover, description, publication history.

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Jun 18, Tressa rated it it was ok Shelves: We follow him as he shrewdly escapes prison and makes his way to New Orleans to start over. Frankly, pppy writing was over the top, the characters not only flat but unlikeable and believe me, likeable and serial killer are not mutually exclusive and mostly, I was just bored. As stupid books go this was insanely gruesome but it Why didn’t I review this one before?

In this third novel, the author, now 29, outdoes herself, creating a pair of gay necrophiliac lovers–both serial killers–who meet in New Orleans for a feast of corpse-eating and coupling with the popy dead. I would love to discuss this book and how it impacted me more than what is possible in a public review.


She takes the reader into the head of not only the victim but the killers as well. It captures a moment in tim I made it through the entire book. Nimrods all; you can only corpsse for the worst for them, but unfortunately, you know that someone has to make it out alive.


That said, we end up with a really strong character study of four men, in two relationships. Brite is definitely skilled at constructing descriptive novels. Paperbackpages.

Poppy Z. Brite ‘Exquisite Corpse’ Review – Horror Novel Reviews

Exquisite Corpse is definitely of its time mid 80’s I’d forgotten how horrified people were about AIDS and serial killers. Nevertheless for those who desire a unique and grotesque experience, there is really nothing else quite like it.

It is likely the reason why Poppy Z. Others have summarized the plot see below. This one is filled to the brim with necrophilia and cannibalism and rape and harsh feelings. Brite may well lose fans this time, her superbly composed arias on the most disgusting forms of death and sloshy decay being likely to turn off many admirers of her previous torchlit searches through the caverns of hell. I first read this book aout ten years ago. View all 3 comments.

Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z Brite

Both subjects seem thoroughly explored even overdone today. His style is effective, the characters believable if one has read about serial killers.

This machination is used to describe a method of writing through collaboration where each writer will tack on their narrative to the end of the last, without wxquisite knowing what came before.


Open Preview See a Problem? This is a psychosexual horror without any occult elements. Brite and husband Chris DeBarr, a chef, run a de facto cat rescue and have, at any given time, between fifteen and twenty cats.


View all 36 comments. I have an exceptionally weak stomach, which is why I usually avoid gore.

If you can handle descriptive gore then give this one a go! Brite wrote her vampire novel, Lost Souls when she was nineteen. In effect it’s a simple read that will creep out or disgust most people.

This article about a horror novel of the s is a stub. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. After partially consuming Jay, Andrew leaves New Orleans to continue his murderous career, while Lucas, returning home, vows to spend the remainder of his life writing a novel to try to make sense of what he has witnessed. These stylistic complaints pale in comparison to the eexquisite constantly pouring from the stunted thought processes of the focal characters: Brite dissects the landscape of torture and invites us into the mind of a killer.