The stunning conclusion to Dennis Cooper's five-book cycle, Period earned its author the accolade "a disquieting genius" by Vanity Fair and praise for his "elegant prose and literary lawlessness" by The New York Times. The culmination of Cooper's explorations into sex and death, youth culture, and the search for the ineffable object of desire, Period is a breathtaking, mesmerizing final statement to the five-book cycle it completes. Cooper has taken his familiar themes -- strangely irresistible and interchangeable young men, passion that crosses into murder, the lure of drugs, the culpabilities of authorship, and the inexact, haunting communication of feeling -- and melded them into a novel of flawless form and immense power. Set in a spare, smoke-and-mirror-filled world of secret Web sites, Goth bands, Satanism, pornography, and outsider art, Period is a literary disappearing act as mysterious as it is logical. Obsessive, beautiful, and darkly comic, Period is a stunning achievement from one of America's finest writers.
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Review: Period (George Miles Cycle #5)User Review - Brendan - Goodreads
Cooper's sparse, haunting prose and utterly deranged subject matter turn Period into a dark masterpiece. Short and to the point, I wanted to turn around and start from the beginning as soon as I'd finished. Read full review
Review: Period (George Miles Cycle #5)User Review - Spencer Distraction - Goodreads
Several years ago I was given the opportunity to review this novel in the short-lived return ov Permission magazine. However, I had to decline the offer after reading this, the 5th & supposedly last ... Read full review