Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders

Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders

Book - 2012
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"In 2007, days before his seventeenth birthday, Eric Jeffers meets nineteen-year-old Morgan Haskell, as well as half a dozen other gay men who live and work in Diamond Harbor. The boys become a couple, and for the next twenty years labor as garbage men along the coast, sharing their lives and their lovers, learning to negotiate a committed open relationship. For a decade they manage a rural movie theater that shows pornographic films and encourages gay activity among the audience. Finally, they become handymen for a burgeoning lesbian art colony on nearby Gilead Island, as the world moves twenty years, forty years, sixty years into a future that is fascinating, glorious, and--sometimes--terrifying."--P. .[4] of cover.
Publisher: New York, NY : Magnus Books, c2012
Edition: 1st Magnus Books ed
ISBN: 9781936833146
Branch Call Number: FICTION DELANY 2012
Characteristics: 804 p. ; 23 cm


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Sep 08, 2017

Astounding novel from a unique genius, not to forgo, a true adventure

Aug 04, 2014

Main character is a coprophage, and I suspect the author is also a coprophage.
Up to page 58, 90% of the lines written are devoted to the oral consumption of various human effluvia, with the majority devoted to the eating of feces.
This is not a sexual kink. This is a severe and very threatening mental illness. The reason you haven't gotten to meet any actual coprophages is that the habit is so unhealthy that unless someone is institutionalized they can die very quickly from any number of easily-avoidable diseases, from cholera to gangrene to peritonitis. They can also be incubators of diseases and threaten anyone downwind or downstream of them and what horrors might be flowing out of them.
If the author is not actually institutionalized, he might need to be.


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