Books by Stewart Home

DOWN & OUT IN SHOREDITCH AND HORTON by Stewart Home
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Sept. 29, 2004

"Blooms to a lurid weirdness. Only for special tastes."
Kathy Acker says of this British paperback by Home (Cunt and Blow Job , not reviewed): "A repellent, sick, psychodrama that is sadistic, morally reprehensible and has no redeeming features whatsoever. I loved it!" Lennon/McCartney warned us in the lyrics of "Paperback Writer": "It's the dirty story of a dirty man." Read full book review >
SLOW DEATH by Stewart Home
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 1, 1996

Slow Death ($12.99 paperback original; May 1996; 245 pp.; 1- 85242-519-9). A dreary, noisy novel that recounts with visceral overenthusiasm the adventures of a gang of British skinheads in conflict with a sex-starved woman doctor, a London ``art star,'' and one another, as they explore the vicissitudes of ``Art and Resistance'' in a foulmouthed frontal assault on the avant-garde art scene. Its contempt for bourgeois values produces some agreeable inventions (``Neoism,'' ``the Semiotic Liberation Front,'' and ``the Journal of Immaterial Art'' constitute decent throwaway gags at least), but its blood- and sperm-soaked narrative and its characters' continual entreaties for oral sex are muted, though scarcely redeemed, by what might in another context be called elegant variation (``liquid genetics,'' indeed). This is the kind of book that gives mindless violence and sexual degradation a bad name. Read full book review >