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Frank's World

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  9 reviews
The terrifying degeneration of American society comes to life in the story of Frank, a soulless individual who becomes the embodiment of ultimate evil.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published October 15th 1997 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Kristopher Kelly
May 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
"Frank wasn't born: he escaped from somewhere else ... "

George Mangels quickly became a bit of a mysterious legend to me: a cab driver who appeared out of nowhere and dropped a one-sentence-long rant about the world (told from the point of view of someone embodied by the spirit of Frank Booth, otherwise known as the character played by Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet) on the doorstep of literature and then vanished to Mount Shasta--a place not entirely without its own sense of mystery, being the la
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Steve
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: novels, l-p-m-c
Bravo.
Tim Fiester
Jul 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book has been at #5 on my Top 5 Books of All Time for a long time. That said, I have read a number of really good books since 1995 when I read this one. I plowed through this book and laughed so hard at times, I immediately shoved it into my wife's hands upon finishing. She loved it too. Probably our favorite part is the multi-page rant about the types of Barbie dolls that should have been created. Filthy genius!
P.S. I once posted a review on Amazon of this book and was graced with an email
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Natasha
Jan 05, 2011 rated it liked it
I gave this book a 3 out of 5. Don't get me wrong if you are interested in an interesting, whacked out book this is it. It reads like no other book that I have read. It is a very disturbing book. Be prepared to hear about masturbation and about other gruesome details. Definitely not a young adult book. For mature readers only! The whole book focuses on one seriously evil person, Frank. He has been casted out of heaven and hell, sent back to earth to continue living his sick twisted life. Must re ...more
Sebastian
Aug 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
An iconic favorite
Tami Lynn Andrew
May 26, 2013 rated it did not like it
If you like angry beat-style writing on cocaine then maybe give this a shot but it all felt way too incredibly forced to me.
Emily
Jul 15, 2008 rated it did not like it
Shelves: bleurgh, fiction
upset my seventeen-year-old tummy.
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Nov 25, 2011 rated it it was ok
Don't read this before bed.
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“Time would heal the wound that was Frank; the world would continue to spin, to wobble, its axis only slightly skewed, momentarily displaced, by the brief, shuddering existence of one man -one THING - a post-human mutant, a blurred Xerox copy of a human being, the offspring of the waste of technology, the bent shadow of a fallen angel; Frank was all of these things. . . he was the sum of everything dark and sticky, the congealment of all things wrong and dark and foul in this world and every other seedy rathole world in every back-alley universe throughout the vast garbage dump of creation; God rolled the dice and Frank lost. . . he was a spiritual flunkie, a universal pain-in-the-ass, a joy-riding, soul-sucking cosmic punk rolling through time and space and piling up a karmic debt of such immense magnitude so as to invariably glue the particular vehicle of the immediate moment to the basement of possibility - planet earth - and force Frank to RE-ENLIST, endlessly, to return, over and over, to a flawed world somewhere to spend the Warhol-film-loop nights of eternity serving concurrent life sentences roaming the dimly lit hallways of always, stuck in the dense overshoes of physicality, forever, until finally - one would hope there is always a FINALLY - eventually, anyway - God would step in and say ENOUGH ALREADY and grab Frank by the collar of one of his thrift-shop polyester flower-print shirts and hurl him out the back door of the cosmos, expelling the rotten orb into the great wide nothingness and out of our lives - sure, that would be nice - but so would a new Cadillac - quit dreaming - it just doesn't work that way. . .” 2 likes
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