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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I always remember a phrase regarding Joyce: I remember the little things, like your voice so tough but pudding underneath and the way the tip of your tongue sticks out when you concentrate on things like tying a shoe or jacking a shot….

View all 3 comments. Jun 02, Kit Fox rated it it was amazing. 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.

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And he loves his alliterations, almost too much, like it was some sort of addiciton itself. 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. Found this book down a Wikipedia hole. Its an adventure and pretty damn funny, worth a look maybe if you like chuck pahulnuik,or irvine walsh? Skip to Main Content Area. Paperbackpages.

Twenty-two years later, Homeboy remains a singular experience. En als we dit artikel, dat in in Esquire verscheen mogen geloven, dan was Morgan, die zichzelf en zijn vriendin in de dood injoeg met een motorongeluk, zelf een wandelende rampzone.


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While this is probably to be expected no one who dates Janis Joplin is interested in restraintthe novel is so extravagant in its language, details, indulgences, in everythingit seems, that barely a sentence passes without a dizzying proclamation, a shocking incident, or the introduction of a new character, or two, or three, all aggressively challenging your suspension of disbelief.

I looked at the book in his hand, it was Homeboy by Seth Morgan. He is guilty, ad nauseum, of this prose, a wild poet gone amuk at times]. If that makes it sound depressing, believe me, it’s not.

Both were killed instantly. 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 maar interessanter. Apr 03, Ih8booksmischa rated it really liked it. I recommend it for those wishing a challenge, with an open mind to human behavior in all its cravings and perversions, but who also like an interesting tale, well told.

Het verhaal is nochtans niet bijster origineel en lijkt een moderne versie van iets van Dashiell Hammett, maar dan gekruist met het genre van de prison novel.

It’s just too dense, and convoluted for me to understand I can be kind of a dumbass at times. He is currently living in San Francisco, California, and completing his third novel.

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The plot is nothing special, though well handled. How I’d never heard of this book before is beyond me. And I was like, homeboj, no, no, not another trendy-ass boutique, you’re on your own. Now there are books with their own languages.

I mean it’s great for travel and all, but I’m home, I want to feel paper and turn pages, and… so yeah, I looked in my book shelf and found Homeboy. I couldn’t wait to read his second novel. The story centers around a vicious killing and how one strip show barker gomeboy the name of Joe Speaker ssth got involved. 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.

Seth Morgan’s novel stands out as one of the great reading experiences of my life. Now this was a great, if utterly disgusting, first novel. Als lezer zit het moelijkste werk dan ook erop na die verwarrende openingshoofdstukken.

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hmeboy Morgan’s only title published was Homeboy[1] a novel about heroin addicts and criminals in San Francisco. Events land him in the federal pen, with a number of people on his butt. Morgan’s prose cannot be sprinted through though; it is best bitten off in chunks and chewed.

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