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Nicholas S.H.J.M Woodhouse
12-15-2006, 10:38 PM
Just wondering if anyone here enjoys Selby's work?Any favourites? Have you tried it and hated it? Go on, you can tell me. I'm your friend...

steveg144
12-15-2006, 10:52 PM
Last Exit to Brooklyn shook me up big-time when I first read it. Over the top, grand guignol, compulsively readable stuff.

BottomlessCup
12-15-2006, 10:58 PM
Love Selby! Last Exit. Requiem. He's great and gritty and horrifying. His stuff makes for great movies, too. Arronofsky's Requiem is one of my faves.

Selby does a cameo in that. He's the prison guard mocking Wayans during the climax.

Nicholas S.H.J.M Woodhouse
12-15-2006, 11:16 PM
I agree steve, its v compulsive.

Yeah, Bottomless, I love it to. He wrote the screenplay for Requiem For A Dream too. It tastes sick and feels real and reads like a car crash in slow motion.

Have you read The Demon? I think it was his last novel.