Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Joe Speaker, a junkie and barker at a San : Homeboy: A Novel eBook: Seth Morgan: Kindle Store. Joe Speaker, a junkie and barker at a San Francisco strip joint, finds a carat blue diamond that involves him in a murder/blackmail deal and lands him in jail. Seth Morgan, who won acclaim last spring for his first novel, ”Homeboy,” which drew on his experiences in the drug culture of San Francisco.
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An autopsy later revealed that Morgan had Percodan and cocaine in his system, and his blood alcohol content was nearly three times the legal limit. Read it, asshole; his estate needs the money. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. High Priest of the Godless: In spite of his track record in school and a few lost years afterward, he was accepted to UC Berkeley with sophomore standing in InMorgan dropped out of U.
The Obsessions and Passions of Janis Joplin. Those three chapters and the cover letter to his agent were reprinted a few years after his death, in issue number sixteen of Conjunctions. Nov 28, Printable Tire rated it it was amazing.
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And that was it until about four months later and I was home in LA. And I was like, “no, no, no, not another trendy-ass boutique, you’re on your own. Dit is niet zomaar pulp, wegwerplectuur, licht verteerbare bagger.
With an amazing descriptive verbosity slightly reminiscent of Wolfe’s Electric Kool-Aid and a sense of hellish despair that has been likened to William Burroughs, Morgan has peopled this novel with the most unforgettable and tragic characters line Aeth And Things who acquired her nickname after a three day drug addled sojourn with a motorcycle gang, only to yomeboy up with every morgxn of her tattooed and every orifice and protrusion pierced and adorned with jewelry.
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Seth Morgan (novelist)
Imagine a Morgan–of the J. Throughout, the reader is never unaware of an exhilarating new voice emerging, hyper-attentive, sensitive and alive to the possibilities of writing at times, it reads like Morgan is exploring all of its possibilities.
It’s been twenty years since I read the wild tale of Rings n Things one of the characters and I’ve forgotten pretty much everything about the book, except how much I loved it. In the throes of a cocaine addiction that was bringing him close to death, he was pestered relentlessly by Robert DeNiro to make Raging Bull. But what can’t be imitated is the vision and the knowledge of hard living that Morgan earned as a biker, pusher, addict, and prison inmate. I might have missed this book, which is truly special.
It’s a journey into a world that most of us will never see, but it’s written so well that you almost want to. Eliot and Dylan Thomas. Views Read Edit View history. The language is raw; the characters are fresh and outrageous; the style is weth and impudent.
With his psycho henchmen and his corrupt allies inside the system, the Fat Man comes close to icing Joe, and leaves lots of decapitated corpses in his wake, but Joe has a few guardian angels in and out of the big house: I read this years ago and still think of it as one of the most accurate depictions of the life you live when you need to hustle for drugs everyday, along with that it has a good storyline too.
The basic story follows the convoluted tale of a small-time barker Joe who accidentally steals a diamond during a robbery. Mogan reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Sic Transit Seth-and the unfortunate Ho’. A junkie inadvertently shoots battery acid, tries to claw open her chest, and tears one of her own breasts off.
Nov 09, Derren rated it it was amazing. Jan 28, Guy rated it it was amazing. The underside of New Orleans.
Homeboy is a testament to endurance. Part memoir and part richly conceived work of imagination, this gritty, rambunctious novel reads like pure steh and celebrates an uncommon talent at the height of his storytelling powers.
And despite his undisguised delight in the sordid and depraved, his winning sense of humor and obvious street-smarts make for an entertaining, at times riveting, read. This is a thick, dense book and is just an amazing work. Homeboy Neglected Authors Seth Morgan. After serving three years of his three-to-five sentence, he returned to San Francisco and, barring the role of stickup man, promptly returned to his old vices.
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