Category: Dennis Cooper

The Marbled Swarm by Dennis Cooper

  Harper Perennial calls The Marbled Swarm, Dennis Cooper’s “most haunting work to date,” and it is impossible to disagree. Although this latest from Cooper is more psychological and subtle, in many aspects, than most of his other works, it is perhaps because of…

>Review: God Jr. by Dennis Cooper

>For the first time, since years ago, when I first picked up a Dennis Cooper novel (one of the early George Miles cycle books) I was actually surprised by the subject matter of a Cooper work. That’s not to say that I don’t enjoy…

>Review: Period by Dennis Cooper

>Period is the last of the George Miles cycle and, personally, I believe it is his best. Of all Dennis Cooper’s work, this is probably my favorite, or a very close second to “God, Jr.” The plot-line is sometimes hard to follow, as it…

Reviews: Card, Cooper, and Barth

Shadow of the Hegemon by Orson Scott Card This edition of the novel is littered with surface errors; however, the story itself is quite interesting. While it can’t stand on its own, as Ender’s Shadow or Ender’s Game certainly can, it is an intriguing…

Review: Brief Reviews of Earlier Reads

The Fires of Merlin (The Lost Years of Merlin #3) by T.A. Barron This has been the most disappointing book in the Merlin series, so far. It seemed to lack substance and flair. There are also many repeating themes and events – but not…

Review: Briefer Reviews of Past Reads

Closer by Dennis Cooper I always promise myself that Dennis Cooper will not be able to shock me again; yet, he somehow manages to do so. For most readers, the majority of this book -start to finish- will be quite shocking, especially to those…

Reviews: The Earlies, Part 11

Try by Dennis Cooper Pleasureably shocking. On the Road by Jack Kerouac I found this book incredibly self-centered and over-rated. Hate mail, come and get me. The Road by Cormac McCarthy Very good, disturbing book about a possible post-apocolyptic future. Unique style – the…

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