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Length: 168 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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Reviewed By: Ashley Lister, Erotica Revealed

In Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest, Gwendolyn Fairfax says, I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. It's unlikely that innocent and naïve Gwendolyn, even in her most extreme flights of fancy, would have written anything as powerful, profound and absorbing as Scott Alexander Hess's Diary of Sex Addict. But that doesn't detract from the fact that this diary remains something sensational to read in the train.
 Diary of a Sex Addict
begins on December 7th in a New York apartment where the story's unnamed narrator relates the symptoms of a compelling addiction to sex. The story is set in a contemporary New York so vividly described I imagine the print version smells of bagels, pizza and yellow cabs. It's a New York so real that a reader could get mugged whilst turning from one page to the next.  It's writing that is rich in detail, vivid in description, and droll in execution. Full review at bit.ly/M8xiTP

About the Author

An award-winning writer, Scott's fiction has appeared in the Thema Literary Journal, and Omnia Revitas Review. Richard Labonte of Bookmarks calls Scott's gritty new novel Diary of a Sex Addict  "relentlessly erotic and divinely written." The short film based on the novel debuted this month on Vimeo. Scott's first novel, Bergdorf Boys was serialized in Ganymede Journal. He is working on his new novel The Jockey set in rural Arkansas and New York City circa 1918. His screenplay, Tom in America is being produced by Queens Pictures in 2012. Scott has a personal essay on intimacy appearing in editor Leslie Smith's collection this spring. Scott has been a contributor to various national magazines, including Genre, OutTraveler and Instinct. Scott is a MFA graduate of The New School.

Product Details

  • File Size: 397 KB
  • Print Length: 168 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: JMS Books LLC (September 11, 2011)
  • Publication Date: September 11, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005MJVPIU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #820,734 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Scott Alexander Hess earned his MFA in creative writing from The New School. He blogs for The Huffington Post and his writing has appeared in Genre Magazine, The Fix, and elsewhere. Hess co-wrote Tom in America, an award winning short film starring Sally Kirkland and Burt Young. The Butcher's Sons is his third novel. His work has been translated into German. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Hess now lives in Manhattan, New York.

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By Jared Hawthorne on August 30, 2013
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Overall, I liked the book. It was a bit slow to get started, and a lot of time was wasted on describing aspects of the world around the main character, but once it got going this was a great book. Insightful into the sexual habits of gay men to a degree, this was definitely a book that I was pleased with.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mya Dee. on September 12, 2011
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The title says it all, yet this isn't your standard tale of addiction. The gay, unnamed narrator relates his day-to-day Grindr missions, break-time hookups, masturbation binges, raunchy orgies, and soul-crushing rituals (his personal "black hole") in a raw and sometimes gnarly manner, as if the readers have become the pages of his tell-all diary. In one part of the book, he does indeed revisit paper diaries he kept several years prior, which tell of a time when he felt truly in love; a love he had to abandon. The narrator's past, revealed in vivid glimpses, helps explain his dangerous and uncomfortable behavior.

While addiction --- even of the NYC-centered gay sex variety --- is universal, this novel is so highly specific that one has to wonder if the author has based his fearlessly detailed portrait on personal experience. Whether fact or fiction, the vibe here is wholly authentic and NOT just for shock. And although dark, the writing is steeped in humor, particularly when the narrator meets new partners with strange and completely ridiculous fetishes. Between a guy who's obsessed with jock straps to blind Sally at the clinic where he works to the homeless men he meets in the park to the celibate photographer who piques his interest and unintentionally convinces him to try going sex-free, there is simply a never a dull moment. The writing is dripping with luscious prose and bluntly erotic overtones, as well as undertones, as the narrator ducks in and out of risque escapades and that nasty, ever-persistent black hole.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By dwadefoley on September 11, 2011
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"Diary of a Sex Addict" might sound like ordinary erotica, but don't be fooled. Anything but arousing, the narrator's descent into a disturbing, ever more destructive vortex of sex and violence is at the same time horrifying and impossible to put down. Using prose that is by always vivid and imaginative, by turns exquisite and brutal, Hess skillfully weaves into a tapestry of soul-killing sexual escapades the narrator's nostalgic yearning the one truly intimate relationship he ever enjoyed. In the tradition of Bret Easton Ellis, this is a tour-de-force not to be missed, except perhaps by the faint of heart.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By AmErin on September 9, 2011
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The prose is sharp in this erotic and disturbing page turner. The author does an incredible job of capturing the protagonist's emptiness after losing his long time lover; his experience is human and relatable. His sexual encounters are steeped in complicated emotion and powerfully rendered. I strongly recommend this book!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. Deardorff on September 8, 2011
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It's a dark, sexy story that had me turning the pages quickly to see where it was all going. Elements of it reminded me of "American Psycho" although it's not as relentlessly dark. The mood and a tone stuck with me long after I finished. I'm looking forward to reading more from this author.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David G. Hallman on February 18, 2012
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Scott Alexander Hess's "Diary of a Sex Addict" would not be everyone's cup of tea.

But if you like William S. Burroughs, I think you would enjoy a full pot of Scott's writing - no sugar or milk added, taken black, and slightly scalding to the lips.

Burroughs was who came to mind as I wound my way through the December days of Scott's novel.

In part, it was the gritty no-holds-barred storyline of a man on the edge in multiple senses of that metaphor.

Scott's narration takes us inside a tortured mind, struggling with pain and the impacts of excess, honest and transparent, intelligently self-reflective, at times totally amoral (as opposed to immoral) in social interactions, existentially balanced on a knife edge as to whether to continue to be or to choose not to be.

But what struck even a more resonant bell (and I am no Burroughs authority) was the writing style: clear, economical, incisive, delusionary, brutal, moving incessantly and precipitously forward, never maudlin or melodramatic or romanticized.

"Diary of a Sex Addict" is not for the faint-of-heart. But it is a novel for those who appreciate a gifted writer.
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