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.

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Morggan I’d never heard of this book before is beyond me. 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. Morgan told Suzie Groover, who accompanied him on the publicity tour, that he was afraid of getting arrested on outstanding warrants from years earlier.

While his mention in the Joplin biography Pearl was not flattering, the singer was sufficiently smitten to inquire about a marriage license with City Hall. High Priest of the Godless: A drunken Morgan had crashed his Harley into a house formerly owned by Jack London. For the Ohio representative, see Seth Morgan politician. Scorsese finally acquiesced, but was so convinced that it would be the last film he ever gomeboy, 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.

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This is a lyrical sleazy slither through the world of the Homeboy: Morgan has been cited as a major influence on the works of Will Christopher Baer and Craig Clevenger.

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And then on further inspection I discover it’s about San Francisco. Seth briefly attended Berkeley. Seth Morgan was gone way too soon.

The book, in its way, setth like a gritty Kris Kristoferson song. Not since ‘The Ice at the Bottom of the World’ has the use of language so enthralled me.


Jan 28, Guy rated it it was amazing. Seth Morgan was t. Preview — Homeboy by Seth Morgan. Feb 18, Libby rated it really liked it. I wish the author had gotten to write more before his death. The entire thing shows what a talent I was introduced to this novel, oddly enough, by Seth Morgan’s obituary. In the spring ofthe publication of Homeboy led to positive reviews and book-signing engagements for Morgan in several cities, including San Francisco, where 17 years earlier he had impaled a bystander’s hand with a knife during an armed robbery.


And then there’s t It was a sin against God that Seth Morgan had to die just after publishing his first novel, an epic of crime and punishment, good and evil and every shade of gray in between them. There was a problem adding your email address. Part memoir and part richly conceived work of imagination, this gritty, rambunctious novel reads like pure poetry and celebrates an uncommon talent at the height of his storytelling powers. View all 3 comments.

At the time of his own death in a motorcycle accident, Morgan was under contract for a second novel, set in New Orleans and titled Mambo Mephiste. 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.

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Throughout, the reader is never unaware of an exhilarating new voice emerging, hyper-attentive, sensitive and alive to the possibilities of writing at times, it reads like Morgan is exploring all of its possibilities. To support his habit, he began committing armed robberies.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. I can feel it in my…my…my viscera! Apr 04, Jim rated it really liked it Shelves: Oct 20, Cort McMeel rated it it was amazing.

Het is een boek dat, in tegenstelling tot veel andere misdaadboeken, erom vraagt om in de originele taal gelezen te worden. When I read this in my 30’s the writing was so exciting and titillating. What begins as a guided tour through San Francisco’s Tenderloin–with much tough talk about druggies, whores, pimps, perverts, and thieves–ends as a heroic portrait of a man with a conscience in an overwhelmingly unconscionable world. Morga liet de gewelddadige, hijgerige staccato-ritmes van Ellroy achterwege toen hij zijn eerste en enige gepubliceerde roman schreef hij werkte aan een tweede toen hij overleed inmaar de koortsigheid en soms duizelingwekkende taalvirtuositeit is vergelijkbaar.

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Neglected Authors: Seth Morgan

Panoramic in its view of sleaze, Morgan’s gritty novel depends on numerous secondary characters–each perfectly etched in grime–and a himeboy that pulls together like a 19th-century novel, or a well-made movie, which this could easily become. Probably one of morgsn top 5 favorite reads due mostly to the correlation between the subject matter and the secret side of my own life. Now this was a great, if utterly disgusting, first novel.

Views Read Edit View history. Full of forensic and unglamorous detail. Morgan was savvy enough to realize that without being tethered by plot, and a beautifully structured one at that, this would all collapse into a mess of delirium and gratuitous lunacy.

Book ratings by Goodreads. And I was like, “no, no, no, not setn trendy-ass boutique, you’re on your own. Lovers of more graphic crime fiction will love it. Looking for beautiful books?

Just hombeoy same as i can tell you everything about jail cept how to stay out and most all there is about livin cept how not to die. Barr rated it it was amazing. By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Review quote “Savagely comic and.

An adrenaline-pumped, hallucinogenic descent into the lower depths, Homeboy is a tough, eye-opening look at San Francisco during the AIDS epidemic. Great work of ribald fiction. It’s a journey into a world that most of us will never see, but it’s written so well that you almost ,organ to.

After his release, he went back to working in strip clubs.