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Friction by Joe Stretch
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Friction

by Joe Stretch

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A novel novel, with a surprise narrator (I was not expecting that revelation). Part Fight Club, part Dexter, parts American Psycho. Orderly chapters converging . . . some very good lines here and there . . . phrases one hears . . . eg in re the onset of winter: "Each year brings the eternal novelty of a dismal climate and its attendant misereis: melancholy, wet socks and foul moods." I particulary liked 'attendant miseries' but would ad icy roads and challanged drivers . . . -- Started this week so that quote hit home. Sex, gratification, not fight club violent, but questions consumption market society . .
  jbeckhamlat | Nov 23, 2008 |
Nothing but Penthouse Letters masquerading as post modernist and anti-nihilistic philosophy. ( )
  awils1 | Oct 3, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0099515962, Paperback)

A remarkable novel about the pornography of everyday life. Filthy, funny and ferocious, it imagines a world where shopping reigns supreme, sex has ceased to have anything to do with love, and pregnancy has become the final fetish.

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Justin wants a sex life, not a sex death. Rebecca wants to walk the unlit corridors of mens brains. They both want joy. Steve wants cash so he can enjoy his trendy body. He wants Carly, too, but she just wants a never-ending orgasm. Johnny wants to be touched and, if possible, he'd like to seem happy. Colin wants to know why tits make his fists clench. This is their story. They try their best. They drag their feet through the fashions, the foul, the famous and the drunk of twenty-first century Britain. They're looking for happiness. What they find is friction. In this filthy, ferocious and very very funny debut, Joe Stretch launches a full-frontal attack on the pornography of everyday life, imagining a world where shopping reigns supreme, sex has ceased to have anything to do with love, and pregnancy has become the final fetish.… (more)

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