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Frisk: A Novel (Cooper, Dennis) e-book

Author:

Dennis Cooper

Language:

English

Category:

LGBT

Subcategory:

Literature & Fiction

ePub size:

1671 kb

Other formats:

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Rating:

4.6

Publisher:

Grove Press; 1st Evergreen Ed edition (November 11, 1993)

Pages:

144

ISBN:

0802132898

Frisk: A Novel (Cooper, Dennis) e-book

by Dennis Cooper


Frisk is a 1991 novel by Dennis Cooper. In 1995, the book was made into a film of the same name directed by Todd Verow. Frisk is narrated by Dennis, who had a troubled childhood.

Frisk is a 1991 novel by Dennis Cooper. In 1969, aged 13, he was regularly allowed to read pornographic magazines and was particularly affected by snuff pornography, even though he later learns that the pictures were faked. He recognises that Henry, now aged 17, was the 13/14-year-old boy portrayed in the pictures.

Frisk: A Novel (Cooper, Dennis) Paperback – November 11, 1993

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Dennis Cooper is one of the most infamous cult authors around but Closer, the first book in his five-novel George Miles cycle, left me disappointed. Thankfully the follow-up, Frisk (great title, referenced in the text in enigmatic fashion), is a much stronger, more distinctive work

Dennis Cooper is one of the most infamous cult authors around but Closer, the first book in his five-novel George Miles cycle, left me disappointed. Thankfully the follow-up, Frisk (great title, referenced in the text in enigmatic fashion), is a much stronger, more distinctive work. This is a provocative, sometimes disgusting (.

He is perhaps best known for the George Miles Cycle, a series of five l novels published between 1989 and 2000 and described by Tony O'Neill "as intense a dissection of human relationships and obsession that modern literature has ever attempted.

His feelings, thoughts, et. were the work of people around him. Men particularly. The first made a weirdly detached person out of his body and mind when he was thirteen or something. The first made a weirdly detached person out of his body and mind when he was thirteen or something orrected his predecessor's mistakes. The next changed other stuff. The last few had only tinkered because Henry was perfect, aside from some bad habits. He raised his glass, sipped, and tried to think about one particular "e. He threw the empty glass into the cold black fireplace. The other young guy in the room seemed unbelievably stoned, drunk.

Dennis Cooper's sparely crafted novels have earned him an international reputation-even as his subject matter has made him a controversial figure

Dennis Cooper's sparely crafted novels have earned him an international reputation-even as his subject matter has made him a controversial figure. God Jr. is a stunningly accomplished new novel that marks a new phase in Cooper's noteworthy career. Try. by Dennis Cooper. LGEBRA, TRIGONOMETRÍA Y GEOMETRÍA ANALÍTICA ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY, 3rd ed.

Read Frisk, by Dennis Cooper online on Bookmate – When Dennis is thirteen, he sees a series of photographs of a boy apparently unimaginably mutilated. Dennis is not shocked, but stunned by their mys. When Dennis is thirteen, he sees a series of photographs of a boy apparently unimaginably mutilated. Dennis is not shocked, but stunned by their mystery and their power; their glimpse at the reality of death. Some years later, Dennis meets the boy who posed for the photographs.

Like Jean Genet and William Burroughs, Dennis Cooper assaults the senses as he engages the mind with visions of nightmare intensity in a world where stimulation without excitement and experience without emotion are prized. Frisk: A Novel (Cooper, Dennis). Welcome to Literature Tube Archieve The free online library containing 450000+ books. Read books for free from anywhere and from any device. Listen to books in audio format instead of reading.

When Dennis is thirteen, he sees a series of photographs of a boy apparently unimaginably mutilated. Dennis is not shocked, but stunned by their mystery and their power; their glimpse at the reality of death. Some years later, Dennis meets the boy who posed for the photographs. He did it for love.Surrounded by images of violence, the celebrity of horror, news of disease, a wasteland of sex, Dennis flies to Europe, having discovered some clues about the photographs: “I see these criminals on the news who’ve killed someone methodically, and they’re free. They know something amazing. You can just tell.” What they know may lie in bodies themselves. Bodies are unavoidably real; what’s in them must have something to say, even in a society that lives on images and fantasies. An isolated windmill in Holland provides the perfect setting for Dennis to find out more about bodies—of which there are many—and what is inside them.In Frisk, as in the award-winning Closer, Dennis Cooper explores the limits of our knowledge and the dividing line between the body and the spirit. Frisk is a novel about the power of fantasy and faith, about the ecstasy and horror of being human. The body’s power extends to us all, but what power do we have over it, over its appetites and satisfactions? The answer to these questions is a work of imaginative courage and clarity: a murder mystery that implicates us all and a horror story in which the monster is love.
CrazyDemon
In his nihilistic, God-less world, the protagonist creates a kind of god of himself. He becomes the master of a universe of his own in which he controls all reality, all morality, and even who lives and who dies. I'm not entirely sure of Dennis's motivation in killing his victims (perhaps a re-read of the book is in order) but it would seem in his destruction of the objects of his lust, he in a manner of speaking "conquers" what he knows he can never ultimately find satisfaction in. He can admire all he wants whether he's only looking on from a distance or he's touching them or even during the carnal act. But it isn't until he's annihilated these objects entirely that he has overcome--that he has consummated--his desire. "We'd demolished him to the extent that there was no sense of what he'd looked like in the pieces of him that were left. It was like we'd erased him. It's weird."

One review described the voice as "immature." I disagree, although it is exceedingly "punk" and some parts are too blunt and straightforward (and no, I'm not referring to the gore). This novel is extremely complex--a fact of which I was not convinced until I read that rather predictable ending. But, I feel as though there could have been so much beauty in this. So much more artistry. Cooper really could have brought out the pain and the anguish of the protagonist. Where was Dennis's suffering? Where was his torment? Is it reflected in the torment he inflicts upon his victims? I want a more personal acquaintance with Dennis--more depth and darkness--and Cooper fell short on that for me.
Uickabrod
It's likely that you already know what the book is about even if you haven't read it. You're probably like me; you probably have a morbid sense of curiosity. You're probably picking through the reviews, deciding whether it's worthwhile to read a book designed to sicken you.

Let me be clear: I don't mind books that are distasteful, or even deplorable. That's not what I dislike about the book.

The writing is pretty poor most of the time. The metaphors are often silly, the punctuation is inconsistent, it is repetitive, and it pretty much just reads like someone had to write a book in an afternoon. It's a lengthy description of various character's anuses, using the most unflattering language possible.

My biggest complaint, however, is the absolute implausibility of the characters. It portrays every single one of them at worst, murder-enablers, and at best, complete degenerates. They all provide the same apathetic reaction to the main character's heinous fantasies, and their names are essentially interchangeable. They're all soulless and sexually depraved, and they have no distinguishing characteristics beyond appearance (if that).

The only redeeming factors are some of Dennis' attempts to justify his dark sexual urges, and the implied meta-humor. Still not worth the read. I've seen this book called "Gay American Psycho," except American Psycho is actually good.

Two stars. Maybe two-and-a-quarter, because it isn't the worst thing I have ever read. You've really gotta be pretentious to see some sort of grand existential message in this.
Mightsinger
Readers with delicate sensibilities should give this unusual work a wide berth; it's sexually explicit, focusing on the vagaries of young gay men and examining the ensuing motivational and behavioral effects. While interesting, Cooper's writing leaves little to the imagination, choosing, instead, to take an almost clinical approach to its characters' interactions, which reduces to an almost banal detachment their forays into both sex and violence. More experimental in its construction than the traditional plot-driven novel, it will appeal more to fans of writers like John Hawkes than to those who enjoy reading mainstream thrillers and slasher stories.
DarK-LiGht
Clinging to his memories of fake snuff photographs, the mysterious narrator named Dennis explores the dangers and taboos of sexuality. Finally, in Holland, he finds himself free of restrictions and is able to act upon his dark fantasies. A fascinating tale of fetishes and deep desires that disturbs as it compells the reader onward. While not as lush as Poppy Brite's "Exquisite Corpse" or as satirical as Ellis's "American Psycho", "Frisk" charts its own course along similar territory, coming up with a new revelation. And I have to agree that Cooper's writing style can easily put off readers, and I found "Frisk" to be the most readable of his books I've read.
Abandoned Electrical
I didn't need to rate any of Cooper's books, but I wanted my 5 stars on the record to balance a couple low-star ratings. The reviewer who said this book serves no purpose misses the whole point of Cooper's Frisk-series books. Worse, she compares this work to Brett Easton Ellis, who shouldn't even be allowed to live in the same universe as Cooper. And the reviewer who low-balled Cooper in comparison with Poppy Z. Brite said her work was more brutal and tantalizing. That's funny, considering that what Cooper's real-world characters do and have done to them is far more brutal than what Brite's vampires (which don't exist) do. Brite's characters are broody beings with black & white emotions; Cooper's characters are seriously warped and totally aware of it, much more psychologically complex than Brite's people. If Cooper offends you, you deserve to be offended like this more often. People don't die in war so you can read Gone With The Wind; they die so you can read Cooper.
Anazan
This is one of those rare novels that can fully restore your faith in the written word as a truly higher artform, while simultaneously destroying your faith in humanity. Alternately grisly and utterly fascinating, Cooper's Frisk will take you through a devastating landscape of psychological and sexual depravity, bring you right to the point of absolute empathy, and then save you with a loving reality slap. A truly marvelous work, but certainly not for everyone.
Kizshura
I only got this book because it was on the grossest book list. It turned out to be a homosexual book with a weird fetish.

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