This particular book is, in my opinion, Acker's best.
The second half of the book was almost unbearable for me, with its fragmented, barely-existent plot and its jumping around to different formats.
Most people won't like this sort of criticism, and even if they do, as I did, it was still a pretty big waste of time.
There is a certain point where you love punk and transgressive literature. It might last a few months or a few years, but it's shortly after you stop believing everything everyone... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Tim Lieder
transgressive fiction is rarely done well, and generally lapses into sloppy self-indulgence and outright self-parody in short order. Read morePublished 19 months ago by connor p
I've always been a bookworm, thirsty to read almost anything that wasn't crappy formula fiction, but I hated this book. Read morePublished on October 11, 2009 by T. Boswell
I am either too literal, too linear, too unimaginative, too normal, or some combination therein, to find anything remotely advantageous about reading this book, other than being... Read morePublished on October 3, 2008 by M. Huntley
Excellent book. While my perfect rating (not that it matters) may drop over time, this was a jarringly satisfying read, one where the slipstream sexual complexity of all the... Read morePublished on April 5, 2007 by Proud Mother of 7
First, an anecdote:
I taught this text a few years ago in a fiction class at a mediocre university in the south. In short, it completely polarized the students. Read more
I see that many reviewers feel repulsed and perturbed by this novel's somewhat shocking content and unconventional narrative style. Read morePublished on December 26, 2003 by "jahluv"
Instead, it should be flung to the ground with great force. Acker is nothing more than a paedophile, a dirty old toothless man trapped in a woman's body. Comprehensively awful. Read morePublished on June 18, 2003 by "writing_static"