by Gary, December 9, 2008 10:49 AM
Dennis Cooper's The Sluts is addictive in a very disturbing way; it creates as much self-reflection as it does analysis of the characters and their fantasies. The sex described is brutal and graphic and unreal and maybe none of it ever happens and maybe some of it does. In any case, The Sluts is beyond simple description. It's interesting and perverted and boring and relentless and numbing and I felt a dozen times like throwing it across the room in anger. This is a frustrating and worthwhile book about voyeurism and fantasy, and you are a pervert for even reading a review about it.