Try

Try

by Dennis Cooper
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Try by Dennis Cooper

Simultaneously deadpan and queasily raw, Try is the story of Ziggy, the adopted teenage son of two sexually abusive fathers. He turns from both of these men to his uncle, who sells porn videos on the black market, and to his best friend, a junkie.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780802133380
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/28/1995
Series: Cooper, Dennis Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,305,027
Product dimensions: 5.49(w) x 8.26(h) x 0.57(d)

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Try 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Terrible book, and not in reference to the subject matter- The subject is crude and rough - the dialog should be equally so ~ yet it is not• The author boldly sets out into rarely ventured waters in his choice of topic - then seems to falter in telling the tale properly by censoring his narritive• It's insincere to take up the challenge of telling such a horrid tale - and then to limit your descriptions of events to general-reader standards and overuse of elipsis to force the reader to fill-in the events• it seems as though the writer lacked the courage to tell the story he promised us• Clunky and sparse detail in the dialog make the book sink into the quicksand of pseudo-morality• in a book that screams immorality - it's disappointingly ironic•
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Goodness!! This book was unmistakably terrible. There were quirks about it too. Like how their always seemed to be descriptions of things that I thought got pretty annoying like sounds example: the ticking of time. How every character seemed to speak in a way that apparently did a good job at describing them as all as unintelligent nitwits. The characters are like all totally and completely driven by lust and sex, drugs and so forth. I mean come on, its one thing to have kids who are sex addicts and druggies but its a completely different thing to have that AND gay fathers banging their son (in case you didn't know that's called incest) in about every possible way know to man. You've also got another relative of the main character who just happens to be an obnoxiously fat oaf who happens to be a pedophile who just happens to score a child who he just manages to accidentally kill because he leaves a big wad of drugs laying around for him to inject into himself. Well, I think I¿ve said enough about that. All in all, if you don¿t like any of the things I mentioned above, you won¿t like this book AT ALL. PERIOD.