Exquisite Corpse by Poppy Z Brite

Exquisite Corpse

Poppy Z Brite

Very graphic and disturbing account of the lives of two serial killers. The descriptions of the murders are shocking but the book is completely compelling.

Extract

Jay opened the freezer and took out a parcel done up in heavy black plastic .... He knew he'd caught my interest again.

By the time he had the parcel undone, I had already guessed its contents. I had stored and disposed of many such parcels myself. I knew the shape and heft of a wrapped human head.

Parallels
  • American Psycho by Brett Easton Ellis
  • Frisk by Dennis Cooper

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