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
. Scott is a MFA graduate of The New School.