Frisk

Frisk

Cooper says, "I present the actual act of evil so it's visible and give it a bunch of facets so that you can actually look at it and experience it. You're seduced into dealing with it. ... So with Frisk, whatever pleasure you got out of making a picture in your mind based on ... those people being murdered, you take responsibility for it." In unsparingly confessional mode, Cooper leads the reader into a confrontation with what they get out of fantasized scenes of violence. A brilliant novel -- not a genre horror work but, rather, a critique of the power of genre.

Title:Frisk
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9782867449239
Format Type:

    Frisk Reviews

  • Eddie Watkins

    Years ago this book would’ve repulsed me, and not because of its extensive rimming, its deep digital anal probing, its examination of others’ turds, its languid sadism, or even its graphic sexual ...

  • Paul Bryant

    Frisk is the gay American Psycho, and like that horrendous novel it revels in grossly repellant violence, and just like American Psycho, you have to ask yourself what the point is. And it's hard to sa...

  • Ben Winch

    For those who subscribe to the cult of language (ie: without beautiful language a book can’t be beautiful; the bricks are all, the architecture is irrelevant; this whole kneejerk anti-plot perspecti...

  • Lori

    This novel isn't rated five stars because I enjoyed the experience. Make no mistake, you will hate Dennis Cooper at some point during this book, probably multiple times. I certainly did. But what make...

  • Bee

    This book is amazing!!! It basically has all the disturbing shit that I love to read: violence, rape, inappropriate sexual relations and a whole lot of disgusting human beings. This book is definitely...

  • Nate D

    What Dennis Cooper is on about here, beneath all the porn and violence, is actually pretty subtle and articulate. This is sort of his deal, and it explains the sharp polarization in the reviews he get...

  • David M

    This book was actually less cruel than I anticipated. In the end Cooper seems to say murder & mutilation are really no solution to the human predicament. It's a book about the relationship between fan...

  • Christopher

    My fourth favorite novel of Cooper's (after Guide, Try, and The Sluts). I wouldn't say that Cooper is an acquired taste; he's a rarefied taste. Not "decadent," though there's something dandyish in Coo...

  • Connor Ong

    Dennis brings me back to my high school days when I was genuinely convinced that the thoughts I had and the emotions I felt were truly, at their core, beyond any immorality and level of shame that any...

  • sonny (no longer in use)

    far better than American psycho and far more believable, will write a review soon....