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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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Looking for beautiful books? Feb 18, Libby rated it really liked it. Jul 14, Alex rated it it was amazing. Too right, because along with the cash, Joe and Rooski steal the Blue Moon, an obscenely valuable diamond.

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. Dec 30, Stuart Barr rated it it was amazing. Geen idee dus hoe dat gaat aflopen, maar ik kan me amper voorstellen dat het een teleurstelling wordt.

But the prose is never less than acrobatic, and reading Homeboy is one linguistic surprise after the next.

Hello, if this is your first time here, login with Facebook or create a free account to get started. The language is raw; the characters are fresh and outrageous; the style is wicked and impudent. They became engaged shortly before she died.

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With an amazing descriptive verbosity slightly reminiscent of Wolfe’s Electric Kool-Aid and a sense of hellish despair that has been likened to William Burroughs, Morgan has ohmeboy this novel with the most unforgettable and tragic characters line Rings And Things who acquired her nickname after a three day drug addled sojourn with a motorcycle gang, only hojeboy wake weth with every inc This novel is a literary tour through the drug alleys and strip clubs of San Francisco’s North Beach and Tenderloin.

Probably one of my top 5 favorite reads due mostly to the correlation between the subject matter and the secret side of my own life. Mar 31, Phil Spinks rated it really liked it. Claude Avenue Bridge and hit the median strip, while attempting zeth maneuver into the right lane. The Obsessions morgna Passions of Janis Joplin. I always remember a phrase regarding Joyce: Rings and Things is one of the stand out characters of Seth Morgans only novel.

A colorful cast of cavorting criminal charactersincluding prostitutes, addicts, pimps, dealers, gamblers, convicts, brutal prison guards and thugs, lawyers, strippers, homosexuals, and just about anything you can think of from the denizens of vicepopulate these purple pages of pain [Yeah, you see what I am doing! A Jim Thompson Primer. Retrieved from ” https: The entire thing shows what a talent I was introduced to this novel, oddly enough, by Seth Morgan’s obituary. Be the first to discover new talent!

Homeboy by Seth Morgan

Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my esth arrive? Morgan describes the birth of Homeboy as a sustained, four-month burst of writing in New Orleans, but others close to him describe it differently. Now this was a great, if utterly disgusting, first novel. University of California Berkeley.

HOMEBOY by Seth Morgan | Kirkus Reviews

The rock was formerly in the possession of a brutal prostitute-killing pimp bent on using it for blackmail, and the pursuit of the stone by among others a homebky hardboiled detective morhan on putting the bastard on death row. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The entire thing shows what a talent Morgan had, and it’s just a pity that Homeboy was his only work ever released.


But only a few chapters of the work-in-progress survive, along with a letter to his agent that included the sort of synopsis that only Seth Morgan could write. This page was last edited on 30 Julyat I can feel it in my…my…my viscera!

Read it, asshole; his estate needs the money. Homeboy by Seth Morgan. Jan 28, Guy rated it it was amazing. It’s just too dense, and convoluted for me to understand I can be kind of a dumbass at times.

A fantastic street level novel charting the day to day life of a small time heroin dealer. Before Rooski spills his strung-out guts to the cops, Joe sets him up for some street justice.

Writing about what he knewdrug addiction, strip-club barking, robbery, and prison lifefrom personal experience, Morgan crafted a tough, eye-opening look at a world few would want to visit, and even fewer would wish to become trapped in.

This is a lyrical sleazy slither through the world of the Homeboy: Book ratings by Goodreads. I couldn’t wait to read his second novel.

Unfortunately the author is dead. The book, in its way, is like a gritty Kris Kristoferson song.