Exquisite Corpse

Exquisite Corpse

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Horror & Ghost Stories
Paperback Published on: 21/08/2008
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Exquisite Corpse
The best horror novel ever?
So glad I picked this up again after many years. I can understand why I didn’t get it when I first tried. With certainty, one of the best horror novels in ... READ MORE
Myles Gray


A terrifying novel of love and slaughter set in London and New Orleans.

To serial killer Andrew Compton, murder is an art, the most intimate art. After feigning his own death to escape from a life sentence in prison, he makes his way to America with the intention of bringing his art to new heights. Tortured by his own perverse desires, he inadvertently joins forces with Jay, a dissolute playboy. They set their sights on a young Vietnamese-American runaway, who they deem to be the perfect victim.

Moving from the grimy streets of London's Piccadilly Circus to the decadences of New Orleans' French Quarter, Poppy Z. Brite dissects the landscape of torture and invites us into the mind of a serial killer in this riveting, unforgettable masterpiece of horror.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9780575084353
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Weight: 210g
  • Dimensions: 194 x 128 x 18 mm

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Exquisite Corpse
Absolutely Gripping
Exquisite Corpse managed to keep me hooked in for every chapter, it's the perfect mix of horror, gore and queerness which Brite manages to beautifully blen... READ MORE
Exquisite Corpse
An Inspired Masterpiece of the Macabre.
The book brims with morbid visuals and lavish description, it broods in rich environments and flourishes horrific violence with beautiful prose. The book, ... READ MORE
Lucas Sweeting