Exquisite Corpse (Paperback)
Touchstone Books, 9780684836270, 240pp.
Publication Date: August 20, 1997
Praise For Exquisite Corpse…
Peter Straub Author of The Hellfire Club As perfectly named as its author, Exquisite Corpse treats the dead human body like a communion wafer. It is Poppy Z. Brite's distinction to have understood immediately that real horror (unlike the make-believe variety which lumbers brainlessly through so many books) has an intimate connection to the most profound emotions, those evoked by an experience of the sacred. She is the only writer I know who could write a guidebook to Hell that would make me want to go there.
Dennis Cooper Author of Frisk, Wrong, and Try Poppy Z. Brite's Exquisite Corpse has an intelligence, sweep, nerve, knowledge, and deeply unsettling erotic power that make most other so-called transgressive novels du jour seem like romance novels in a grouchy mood.