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When Books Infiltrate Your Spirit

I’ve been switching between two books the past few days, which is rather odd for me. Usually if I have to veer off the path from one book to a different one, I don’t return to the original book in question. 761 more words


Hubert Selby Jr.'s "Last Exit to Brooklyn" Part One (Excerpted Reviews)

At the half-way mark and when fully finished, I want to make a few remarks on books I have been reading. When around fifty percent through, I want to tap into the interpretations and reviews of those before me, so I can see if my personal views are reflected within prior writings. 447 more words


Last Exit To Brooklyn

Dir: Uli Edel, 1989


Based on Hubert Selby, Jr’s book of the same name, Uli Edel’s adaptation did what they thought couldn’t be done. 517 more words

A Cure for the Addiction: Requiem for a Dream - Hubert Selby Jr. (1978)

When wanting to understand the nature of addiction and the human condition, I’d suggest that Requiem for a Dream is one of the most honest reflections of the human psyche. 424 more words

Review/thoughts on: Last Exit To Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Jr 5*

Every so often I feel the urge to read a novel from way before my time. I think it is important to read novels from not only a different decade but an entire different era. 666 more words

“They laughed and put their arms around each other and kissed, first gently, then more passionately, and Harry pulled his face back a few inches and looked at Marion, I love you, and kissed her on the tip of her nose, her eyelids, her cheeks, then her soft lips, her chin, her neck, her ears, then nuzzled his face in her hair and caressed her back with his hands and breathed her name in her ear, Marion, Marion, I love you, and she gently moved with the flow and felt his words and kisses and feelings flow through her, easing away all her problems, her doubts, her fears, her anxieties and she felt warm and alive and vital. 143 more words


Queer Book Discussion: Last Exit to Brooklyn (1964) by Hubert Selby, Jr.

The best part about this book was how real it was. The worst part about this book was how real it was. Unanimously, both attendees of October’s book club meeting (Raj and Veronika – yes I totally procrastinated writing this because in true Veronika fashion I turned up without finishing the book) agreed that the raw, unfiltered writing was what enthralled and revolted both of us. 500 more words