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The Value of X by Poppy Z. Brite
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.1" Height: 1" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2003
Publisher Subterranean Press
ISBN 1931081670 ISBN13 9781931081672
Availability 0 units.
More About Poppy Z. Brite
Poppy Z. Brite is the author of seven novels, three collections of short stories, and much miscellanea. Known for her horror fiction, at present she is working on a series of novels and short stories set in the New Orleans restaurant world. Her novel Liquor was recently published to general critical acclaim, and her followup novel, Prime, will be released in 2005. She lives in New Orleans with her husband Chris, a chef.
Poppy Z. Brite currently resides in New Orleans P, in the state of Louisiana.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Value of X?
Where y'at? Jan 30, 2007
I live in New Orleans and always appreciate the accuracy in which she describes it. We really do say things like prah-lines instead of pray-lines. She is great with this kind of colloquialism. This is a great book to read if you are a fan of her last three books: Liquor, Prime, and Soul Kitchen. It gives a lot of background on how the personal and professional relationships of Ricky and G-man developed.
It's hard to get thru life without a little rose coloring. Jul 16, 2006
I'm glad I don't pay attention to reviews because I love "The Value of X." I thought it was funny and sad and had a lot to say about ambition and destiny and making your own happy endings and happy beginnings as well.(It also made me finally want to learn to cook.)
Raucous restaurant insights and genuine human interaction Jun 29, 2006
This book can be enjoyed by everyone either employed or fired from some eatery anywhere. Suffice to say that this site does no one any favors by pigeon-holing this warm portrait of struggling restaurant employees in strictly non-hetero terms. These two characters can be appreciated by all. Poppy Z. Brite is a writer well worth investigating and appreciating on your own. Her prose is precise and never overblown.
Outside the box Mar 28, 2006
I loved this book, it was beautiful and unlike any of her other books. It's not horror, which has upset some of her "old fans" but it's nice to see a writer turn a new leaf. To those that doubt Doc Brite's abilities I have to say this, I don't think that they would be teaching Poppy Z. Brite's story "the Ax Man's Jazz" among other New Orleans literature at my university if they didn't think she was a competent writer.
thanks for reading, Beth Tierney
Faye Lewis doesnt have a clue Oct 22, 2005
I certainly hope that no one will heed the advice of the incredibly mean-spirited and bitter woman who seems to think she knows what is best for a writer's career, or for someone to write. Perhaps Poppy Z. Brite, one of America's finest writers, spurned her advice or something. Frankly, I am appalled that this site allows such things to be posted on these pages.
I thought this book was beautiful in every aspect; the characters, the story, and its breathtaking view of a New Orleans that sadly might now be a thing of the past. But fortunately, Poppy gifted all of us with not only this book, but the ones that follow in this amazing series to always remind us of what this city once was--especially the now gone lower 9th ward.
I am sorry that Ms. Lewis was too busy choking on her own bile to see this book for what it truly is; an inspired new direction for one of our best writers.
I for one applaud her for having the courage to move in a new direction rather than write something she doesn't feel anymore.