Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Joe Speaker, a junkie and barker at a San : Homeboy: A Novel eBook: Seth Morgan: Kindle Store. Joe Speaker, a junkie and barker at a San Francisco strip joint, finds a carat blue diamond that involves him in a murder/blackmail deal and lands him in jail. Seth Morgan, who won acclaim last spring for his first novel, ”Homeboy,” which drew on his experiences in the drug culture of San Francisco.
|Country:||Sao Tome and Principe|
|Published (Last):||7 September 2007|
|PDF File Size:||14.76 Mb|
|ePub File Size:||10.33 Mb|
|Price:||Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]|
Homeboy by Seth Morgan
Mar 31, Phil Spinks rated it really liked morgab. Mar 23, Henry rated it it was amazing. Far from perfect, Joe Speaker uses his gig as a strip-joint barker to cover for dealing drugs. In segh of his track record in school and a few lost years afterward, he was accepted to UC Berkeley with sophomore standing in High Priest of the Godless: Writing about what he knewdrug addiction, strip-club barking, robbery, and prison lifefrom personal experience, Morgan crafted a tough, eye-opening look at a world few would want to visit, and even fewer would wish to become trapped in.
He was the last boyfriend of Janis Joplin, I believe.
The Obsessions and Passions of Janis Joplin. Eliot and Dylan Thomas. Preview — Homeboy by Seth Morgan. With his psycho henchmen and his corrupt allies inside the system, the Fat Man comes close to icing Joe, and leaves lots of decapitated corpses in his wake, but Joe has a few guardian angels in and out of the big house: Jul 14, Alex rated it it was amazing. Morgan’s prose cannot be sprinted through sdth it is best bitten off in chunks and chewed. Those three chapters and the cover letter to his agent were reprinted a few years after his death, in issue number sixteen of Conjunctions.
Later that year, he met singer Janis Joplin while allegedly delivering cocaine to her home in Marin County. Ssth one and only book, due to himeboy that he took his advance and put it to immediate use with a sorta-new Harley, a better-class slut on the pillion, and an unfortunate meeting with an unrelenting telephone pole. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. At times his words come together in beautiful rhythms, paragraphs that frankly are spine-tingling, while it can also become weirdly cramped and slang-filled.
Claude Avenue Bridge and hit the median strip, while attempting to maneuver seht the right lane.
Homeboy morvan, with all its extremes, may have been his kamikaze gesture, or maybe it was just a redemptive one. I recommend it for those wishing a challenge, with an open mind to human behavior in all its cravings and perversions, but who also like an interesting tale, well told. Hoemboy 02, Kit Fox rated it it was amazing. After a high-priced hooker is killed and one of the world’s biggest diamonds is stolen, Joe Speaker, a strip-joint barker and dope addict, stumbles onto the missing jewel, is hunted down and put away morgaj the murder.
He received a five-figure advance on the paperback and a six-figure film deal was in the works. With an amazing descriptive verbosity slightly reminiscent of Wolfe’s Electric Kool-Aid and a sense of hellish despair that has been likened to William Burroughs, Morgan has serh this novel with the most unforgettable and tragic characters line Rings And Things who moegan her nickname after a three day drug addled sojourn with a motorcycle gang, only to wake up with every inc This novel is a literary tour through the drug alleys and strip clubs of San Francisco’s North Beach and Tenderloin.
Pages About Contacts and Submissions. Suddenly Joe’s a wanted man. But what can’t be imitated is the vision and the knowledge of hard living that Morgan earned as a biker, pusher, addict, and prison inmate. View all 3 comments.
Home About Contacts and Submissions. Barr rated it it was amazing. This offbeat novel is outstanding and certain to be talked about. Morgan told Suzie Groover, who accompanied him on the publicity tour, that he was afraid of getting arrested on outstanding warrants from years earlier.
It was years before I’d heard that Mambo Mephiste wasn’t to be. The filthy, the insane and the desperate, perfectly captured.
Seth Morgan (novelist)
More people should know about him, homebog this should be brought back into print. Suicides of World-Famous Authors. Morgan then moved to San Franciscowhere he married for a second time, found work as a barker at strip clubsand developed an addiction to heroin. Except when I turned around to say something to that affect she’d already gone inside and I was all by myself standing on sidewalk wondering which overly dressed trendy woman was the “cool one” because, well, I don’t fucking know why?
When I read this in my 30’s the writing was so exciting and titillating. Scorsese finally acquiesced, but was so convinced that it would be hommeboy last film he ever made, he went kamikaze, that is, he utilized every bit of his cinematic technique and creative powers to produce a wholly uncompromised work, unconcerned with whatever might follow its completion.
While incarcerated in the s, Morgan had won the P. Jun 11, Liam Green rated it it was amazing.