Dear Dead Person




      Dear Dead Person
Like some bastard progeny of Nathaniel West, Benjamin Weissman s stories are savage, graceful, hilarious, and spooky with insights into the myriad quirks that dog nonconformists of every tripe In Dear Dead Person, a cross section of archetypes teen sex addicts, would be rock stars, religious fanatics, serial murderers, and families who make the Menendezes look like Ozzie and Harriet go about their twisted business in a prose that s both minimal and anarchic, as American as Raymond Carver, but riven by poetic ruptures that feel like transmissions from the screwed up part of our collective psyche. Free Read Books Dear Dead Person By Benjamin Weissman – heartforum.co.uk

Benjamin Weissman is the author of two books of short fiction, Headless 2004 and Dear Dead Person 1994 His writing has appeared in Artforum, The Believer, Los Angeles Times, and McSweeney s His collaboration with Yutaka Sone, What Every Snowflake Knows in Its Heart, was shown at Santa Monica Museum of Art He teaches at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles.Born 1957, Los Angeles, California, United States

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      Dear Dead Person
 Author Benjamin Weissman – heartforum.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 224 pages
  • Dear Dead Person
  • Benjamin Weissman
  • English
  • 13 February 2017
  • 1852423307

10 thoughts on “ Dear Dead Person

  1. Tosh says:

    When one reads Benjamin Weissman, you enter a funhouse where the exits are blocked off So you have to go for the full ride, even though it s scary in parts, it is also hysterical And strange enough he had a major influence on my own writing in that his work encouraged me to write short stories That and Kafka s short stories And my writings are nothing like those two, but it gave me encouragement to go for broke or to go for it I think he s incredibly underrated, and one of these days there When one reads Benjamin Weissman, you enter a funhouse where the exits are blocked off So you have to go for the full ride, even though it s scary in parts, it is also hysterical And strange enough he had a major influence on my own writing in that his work encouraged me to write short stories That and Kafka s short stories And my writings are nothing like those two, but it gave me encouragement to go for broke or to go for it I think ...

  2. Alan says:

    Whack, whack, whack Fuck me sideways, get me out of here.Read some of this on my commute out to friends to watch Man U v Arsenal in a pub last night Took it mainly because it fit my jacket pocket, unlike the book I am also reading, Uwem Akpan s Say You re One of Them , which to tell the truth is so harrowing, brilliant, it s taking a toll on me It s a long commute, by two buses, cuz he s decided to live on the edge of nowhere stourbridge so got through about half I don t want to read any Whack, whack, whack Fuck me sideways, get me out of here.Read some of this on my commute out to friends to watch Man U v Arsenal in a pub last night Took it mainly because it fit my jacket pocket, unlike the book I am also reading, Uwem Akpan s Say You re One of Them , which to tell the truth is so harrowing, brilliant, it s taking a toll on me It s a long commute, by two buses, cuz he s decided to live on the edge of n...

  3. Bruno Champagne says:

    Meh The first stories mind you, I picked up the book and started reading it without giving a glance at the back cover were pretty fun and remenescent of a B slasher movie Figuring these were all short stories with apparently no coherent plot ties, the author could ve used a better mix of vocabulary and phrasing it all felt written from the same deranged child s point of view.It got worse.Soggy and anticlimatic I d describe this one as gory dad jokes bedtime stories , and it Meh The first stories mind you, I picked up the book and started reading it without giving a glance at the back cover were pretty fun a...

  4. Charlie Unfricht says:

    Unnecessarily gory and graphic A handful of the stories are interesting but overall this just comes off as an odd obsession with violence, sexual abuse, and extreme parenting issues After about 100 pages I felt myself ending each story disgusted and asking myself again, really

  5. A.J. Howells says:

    I picked this book up on a whim It was in a bargain bin, it s reviews promised violence coated hilarity, and if I didn t like it, it was short.Not short enough.Don t let the first story which is quite a good second person narrative, depicting a depressive and solitary man who loses the only thing that makes him happy a daily cookie fool you, as the contents of this collection are pure pretentious garbage The stories revolve around sexual frustration, rape, incest, blood, and guts If there I picked this book up on a whim It was in a bargain bin, it s reviews promised violence coated hilarity, and if I didn t like it, it was short.Not short enough.Don t let the first story which is quite a good second person narrative, depicting a depressive and solitary man who loses the only thing that makes him happy a daily cookie fool you, as the contents of this collect...

  6. Katie says:

    OK This is going to be fun.I am now going to flip though this book and pick out passages at random to relay to you to underline the reasoning behind my one star review And then I am going to repeat the last line so you really GET the weight of the words Let these gems really resonate with you.Ready People among us live to cut off heads I fuck to cut them up and shit Hail Mary I cum all over myself in the hope that your head rolls down the street I spray a load in t...

  7. aloveiz says:

    Even if you, 17, read this with the needle or knife in your arm you won t have suffered enough Weissman paints the antiglamour of post teenage life with ink seemingly ground from the collective internal organs of all who betted and hoped we wouldn t last this long.The stories here represent easily some of the most grotesque themes I have ever endorsed The crass assemblages are excrutiating in their filth and nihilism.But you will read them wholly because within them you are finally the hero of Even if you, 17, read this with the needle or knife in your arm you won t have suffered enough Weissman paints the antiglamour of post teenage life with ink seemingly ground from the collective internal organs of all who betted and hoped we wouldn t last this long.The stories here represent easily some of the most grotesque themes I have ever endorsed The crass assemblages are excrutiating in their filth and nihilism.But you will read them wholly because within them you are finally the hero of something,however maniacal, pathetic and uncool.There are strips and streams of words woven in to these stories that may have been preformed giving the need to create a s...

  8. Evan Bai says:

    an anthology of short stories clearly written for if not by patrick bateman himself the collection seems to echo all of the thoughts that manifest in the period between waking consciousness and dreamy sleep the drowsy half sleep that encourages our most perverse, surreal, aimless, and visceral thoughts that upon face value flaunt absurdism, but upon closer scrutiny shows profound insights to the underbelly of life celebrated only by the avant garde and edgy in other words, weissman, like his an anthology of short stories clearly written for if not by patrick bateman himself the collection seems to echo all of the thoughts that manifest in the period between wa...

  9. Sojyung says:

    It s not the pervasive brutality in of itself that is so disgusting about the book, but how ineffectively Weissman tries to push off bad prose and bad plots as being experimental on the virtue of violence and anti social behavi...

  10. Jennifer says:

    Irreverent fun If you like dark humor and adolescent male angst or at least reading about it, as it can be very amusing you may enjoy this book More sinister than Sedaris, but possibly appealing to some of his fan base Grim hilarity

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