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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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 Rings And Things who acquired her nickname after a three day drug addled sojourn with a motorcycle gang, only to wake up with every inc This novel is a literary tour through the drug alleys and strip clubs of San Francisco’s North Beach and Tenderloin.
Only then there I was in front of a table full of used books and this tubby Rasta dude was smiling at me. This was a man who was with Janis Joplin when she died, who had done his ‘finding himself’ journey across America on a Harley Davidson.
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Morgan has been cited as a major influence on the works of Will Christopher Baer and Craig Clevenger. The book, in its way, is like a gritty Kris Kristoferson song. Thanks for telling us about the problem. In the spring ofthe publication of Homeboy led to positive reviews and book-signing engagements for Morgan in several cities, including San Francisco, where 17 years earlier he had impaled a bystander’s hand with a knife during an armed robbery.
Seth Morgan, trust-fund son of poet Frederick Morgan turned heroin dealer, addict, boyfriend to Janis Joplin, strip-club barker, pimp, armed robbery felon, and jail mate to Charles Manson, had left prison after a three-year stint, made his way from San Francisco to New Orleans so he could drink himself to death, and instead willed gomeboy to write Homeboy.
Imagine a Morgan–of the J. Its an adventure and pretty damn funny, yomeboy a look maybe if you like chuck pahulnuik,or irvine walsh?
This is a thick, dense book and is just an amazing work. Both were killed instantly. To support his habit, he began committing armed robberies.
Morgan’s only title published was Homeboya tale of heroin addicts and convicts. A Van Nuys surgeon had simply injected a couple of gallons of silicone into her chest with a syringe the size of a cake decorator. Homebyo wordt na zowat een derde van het boek gevat en de gevangenis ingestuurd, maar de zoektocht naar het juweel en hem gaat intussen verder.
Geen idee dus hoe dat gaat aflopen, maar ik kan me amper voorstellen dat het een teleurstelling wordt. Please provide an email address. The language is raw; the characters are fresh and outrageous; the style is wicked and impudent.
Dit is niet zomaar pulp, wegwerplectuur, licht verteerbare bagger. Hoeft ook niet, doe moeite als lezer.
Just a moment while we sign mprgan in to your Goodreads account. Twenty-two years later, Homeboy remains a singular experience. The plot is nothing special, though well handled. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Thanks for this article.
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In this world, infidelity is the tamest sort of transgression, and the love between Joe and Kitty is genuine, but painful to watch; solipsism is a means of survival, and yearnings for love and commitment are always battling against stifling self-involvement.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Morgan told Suzie Groover, who accompanied him on the publicity tour, that he was afraid of getting arrested on outstanding warrants from years earlier. Return to Book Page.
As a native San Franciscan, I’m terribly ashamed that I didn’t know about this pulpy yarn, set in the seedy, scummy, slutty, smutty streets of morgaan Tenderloin and North Beach neighborhoods.
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Geen idee hoe het einde afloopt, maar halfweg is al duidelijk dat het eerste deel, dat zich grotendeels afspeelt in het Tenderloin District van San Francisco een vreemde mengelmoes van sexclubs, alternatieve cultuur en ghettovorming die ook uitgebreid aan bod kwam in William T. The opening page practically fires gomeboy reader from a cannon:. It was years before I’d heard morgsn Mambo Mephiste wasn’t to be. She worked as a prostitute during their marriage, while Morgan acted as her pimp.
Preview — Homeboy by Seth Morgan. Natuurlijk krijg je hier en daar te maken met gimmicks en zocht Morgan bewust voor synoniemen en verwarrende alternatieven, maar dat maakt het – zeker voor een non-native speaker als ondergetekende – alleen swth interessanter. Jun 13, Katelyn rated it it was amazing.