still processing this one. a swift, vile read. the layers of mystery & lies surrounding the murder of one gay male escort and the identity and whereabouts of another make me wonder if cooper was at all in on the j.t. leroy scam -- he wrote the novel before the scandal broke and the similarities between the situations of each are enough to warrant suspicion.
extremely graphically violent, although much of the violence is fantasy. but all fiction is fantasy, right? well -- in this book, everything seems realistic until it seems implausible, until it is revealed as lies, until it becomes realistic again, until you understand reality as flexible, because here we discover that fantasy drives reality drives fantasy and so on.
some laugh-out-loud moments, esp when certain members of the escort review forum defect to start a Kill Nick Carter fantasy forum. terrible.