From the lost generation of Andy Warhol's New York to the cocaine-fueled runways of the top fashion houses of Paris and Milan, "Scary Kisses" captures the tenderness and cruelty of the beautiful people circa 1980, living behind the pages of "Vogue" and "GQ," As a portrait of this time and this place, "Scary Kisses" shares a place with "Bright Lights," "Big City," "Slaves of New York," and "The Bonfire of the Vanities" as a classic portrait of the seductive pull of Manhattan nightlife. The story centers on a menage á trois that drifts listlessly into a spiral of cynicism and nihilistic gratification. With raw, voyeuristic detail, Brad Gooch's precise, snapshot prose re-creates a time unlike any other, and characters that flash with a stark, bright realism.
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This novel was a cult hit when it debuted in 1988. Todd and his girlfriend, Lucy, get sucked into the nihilistic club scene of the 1980s after Todd becomes a top model. Add into the mix a more ... Read full review
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Todd loves Lucy, who thinks she loves Frank, who thinks Todd loves him, but Frank doesn't know how to love Lucy or Todd. They all love themselves. This is a tale of lust, ambition, and fashion ... Read full review