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Reading Poppy Z Brite’s Drawing Blood for the end of the World’s End Challenge. A Short review

Poppy Z Brite Drawing Blood – Penguin book Published (first published 1993) ISBN 0140238719 (ISBN13: 9780140238716)

 

I have been meaning to read Poppy Z Brite for quite some time  and this challenge has given me the excuse that I needed. Robert Mcgee, a blocked artist, kills his wife and youngest son.  Only his eldest son, Trevor, survives.  Trevor is cast adrift, alone in the world.  He is placed in a care home and must learn to survive in this new hostile world, learning to isolate himself from the world and finding solace from his drawing. In his later life he is drawn back to the house where his family died and, in the company of a fugitive computer hacker,  he must come to terms with his past. The most interesting thing about this book Is that the LGBT relationship is totally naturalised. The couples sexuality is not the theme of this book.  There are issues about their relationship, but these relate to Trevor’s past and not his sexual identity.  This was an interesting read and it will not be the last thing that I read by this author.

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