Slow Death

Slow Death

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A gang of socially ambitious skinheads run riot through the London art world, plotting the rebirth and violent demise of an elusive avant-garde art movement. Taking genre fiction for a ride, Slow Death uses obscenity, black humor and repetition for the sake of ironic deconstruction. The sleazy sex is always pornographic, and all traditional notions of literary taste and depth are ditched in favor of a transgressive aesthetic inspired by writers as diverse as Home, de Sade, Klaus Theweleit, and 70s cult writer Richard Allen.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 126 x 200 x 22mm | 258.55g
  • Serpent's Tail
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1852425199
  • 9781852425197

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A gang of socially ambitious skinheads runs riot through the London art world, plotting the rebirth and violent demise of an elusive avant-garde art movement. Taking genre fiction for a ride, Slow Death uses obscenity, black humor, and repetition for the sake of ironic deconstruction. The steamy sex is always graphic and all traditional notions of literary taste and death are ditched in favor of a transgressive aesthetic inspired by writers as diverse as Homer, de Sade, Klaus Theweleit, and '70s cult writer Richard Allen.
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Review quote

?Howlingly subversive, graphically nasty and very funny? Big Issue ?Skinhead mayhem let loose on the art world of London in a novel that undercuts its boot-boy bravado with wry satire and self-ridicule? Arena
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About Stewart Home

Stewart Home is an art 'terrorist', writer and lecturer who lives in Scotland. He is the author of Mind Invaders, Blow Job, Come Before Christ and Murder Love, and Slow Death, and the editor of Suspect Device.
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113 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
5 35% (39)
4 27% (30)
3 24% (27)
2 12% (13)
1 4% (4)
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