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Rebel Teenager Trying To teenager trying to his parents and teachers BUT here you can clearly see Sotos is in the process of discovering his powers and developing his voice as a writer and that in and of itself is fascinating His power with words ven in the context of this juvenilia is on full display So while I don t think it comes ven remotely close to his finely crafted later works I still think it s ssential Tool comes next It was written in the years following Pure and the resulting court case and its obvious that the intervening years have given Sotos time to hone his craft in addition to deepening his bitterness and misanthropy The language here cuts like a scalpel A series Of Vignettes Concerning All Manner Of Terrible vignettes concerning all manner of terrible Tool is the best thing here from a writing perspective No other writer can match Sotos when it comes to writing perspective No other writer can match Sotos when it comes to me feel physically uncomfortable while reading After reading all of Tool in one Its a Lat Lat Lat Lat World evening I felt drained Empty Dirty But also invigorated for havingncountered such powerful writing Sotos undoubtedly wrote better books than Tool later on but considering his then young age and the jump in uality from Pure which was written and published only half a decade or so The Infinite Air earlier this is. Onvincingly written that it led to police surveillance of the author and his subseuent arrest The first two issues of PURE have beenndlessly photocopied on the bootleg circuit; their complete text is reprinted herein The text to both volumes of PURE III written in 1985 is being published here for the first time anywhere Included are the author's ssays on child pornography; anal rape; Nazi fetishes; Prostitutes' crushed skulls; homosexual slaughter; and a close up lens on the bawling faces of victims' family members TOOL A brief collection of fictionalized psycho sexual narratives the first chapter of which caused seismic levels of uneasiness when printed in ANSWER Me #4 Sotos regales the reader with thoughts on his arrest; child abuse; gay bashing; race baiting; project dwelling crack whores; peep show dancers; murd. Seriously impressive stuffParasite comes last and it s the most ntertaining thing here It s Sotos dabbling in criticism allsorts social music film literature art Sotos analyzes and criticizes all of these things and and the results are sometimes hilarious often appalling but always fascinating It was originally published in a newsletter format and I m xtremely grateful that it has all been reprinted here for posterity As The Original Editions the original ditions very rare and Is It Bedtime Wibbly Pig? expensive when sold All told Total Abuse is fantastic This writing and this writer are certainly not forveryone No doubt the majority of people would be repulsed with the contents of this book But as someone who has read the vast majority of his output I stand by MY OPINION THAT THIS IS THE opinion that this is the starting place for someone new to Sotos Absolutely ssential reading if you have a high threshold for revulsion and feel like getting acuainted with a seriously powerful and disturbing writer I once read a uote about how a girl should never date a guy if he owns both a Agoraphobic Nosebleed album and a Peter Sotos book Man I hope that s not true Bought this ages ago when I was tearing through the publisher s Jim Goad stuff Flipping through it today though I barely remember anything from it hence the middling rating. Ered male hookers; and the inexorable pain of surviving friends 'n' family PARASITE Pornography xamined prodded deconstructed and understood as never before Originally published as twenty issues of a monthly newsletter PARASITE is literary criticism seamlessly woven with personal psychodrama Sotos scrutinizes gay glory hole porn; true crime untruths; gang bang videos; and his favorite philosophical ghetto radical feminism He delivers surprisingly witty one liners regarding the current glut of Training the Help (Hedon Falls empowerment theory sexual healing self help gibberish He ruminates about the “money shot” and its degrading potential More abused kids More crying mothers More bad feelings on all sides Total Abuse contains a brief introduction by Jim Goad and anxtensive interview with Peter Sotos WARNING TOTAL ABUSE is not for the sueamish.