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One thing that I am thankful for is that I do not inhabit the shadowed underworld that Selby paints in Requiem. The barren apartments, evasive conversations, littered streets, and meaningless lives. The day to day of existing in an ever deepening hole, the bleeding out of the desire to escape replaced by the desperate search for the next fix, the rationalizations and empty promises. The destruction of dreams. The perplexing trap of addiction is p ...more
Although billed as a satire of gay life (and a laundry list of sex) in truth it reads as a love story based on Kramer's real life relationship as his avatar, Fred, pursues a more meaningful relationship with Dink in the hedonistic zoo of a vintage gay NYC. Included in this epic is a specific brand of Yiddish humor, which you will enjoy or won't. The novel has moments, and Fred's consistently interrupted quest for love is a worthy journey. Accolad ...more