Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Joe Speaker, a junkie and barker at a San : Homeboy: A Novel eBook: Seth Morgan: Kindle Store. Joe Speaker, a junkie and barker at a San Francisco strip joint, finds a carat blue diamond that involves him in a murder/blackmail deal and lands him in jail. Seth Morgan, who won acclaim last spring for his first novel, ”Homeboy,” which drew on his experiences in the drug culture of San Francisco.

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But for all the intricacies of plot, the real pleasures of Homeboy are found in its relentless excess. Even their dreams of success are mired in the basest sort of methods.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Feb 14, Scott Mock rated it really liked it. I can tell you everything seht gambling cept how note to place that first sucker bet. After his release, he went back to working in strip clubs.

Sure he loved her coarse mestiza hair, her dimpled coccyx and obloid nipples. Vollmanns Whores For Gloria en Hammetts noir classic The Maltese Falconeen andere sfeer uitademt dan de hoofdstukken in de gevangenis.

The entire thing shows what a talent I was introduced to hlmeboy novel, oddly enough, by Seth Morgan’s obituary.

Andrew Street, a rental property owned by Metairie resident Marcel Jaffe. I’m now rather fond of exclaiming “shitfire” whenever possible–which is pretty much the tag-line for the main character’s stripper girlfriend.

Mambo Mephiste exists ghost-like on the web, with its ISBN number ,organ ostensible publication date popping up in search results. Seth Morgan, trust-fund son of poet Frederick Morgan turned heroin dealer, addict, boyfriend to Janis Joplin, strip-club barker, pimp, armed robbery felon, and jail mate to Charles Manson, had left prison after a three-year stint, made his way from San Francisco to New Orleans so he could srth himself to death, and instead willed himself to write Homeboy.


I remember the little things, like your voice so tough but pudding underneath and the way the tip of your tongue sticks out when you concentrate on things like tying a shoe or jacking a shot….

Seth Morgan (novelist) – Wikipedia

Probably one homebky my top 5 favorite reads due mostly to the correlation between the subject matter and the secret side of my own life.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. The prose in this is off the hook Can’t believe it’s been more than 20 years since I first read this book. Jul 08, Foetuseater rated it really liked it. Unfortunately, Morgan who was a character in his own right, will never produce another novel. On October 16, The book, in its way, is like morgxn gritty Kris Kristoferson song.

Lovers of more graphic crime fiction will love it.

Mar 31, Phil Spinks rated it really liked it. His second novel, Mambo Mephistewas by his own account to be the definitive Mardi Gras novel. Twenty-two years later, Homeboy remains a singular experience. Jun 11, Liam Green rated it it was amazing.

Found this book down a Wikipedia hole. This article is about the novelist.

Neglected Authors: Seth Morgan

He received a five-figure advance on the paperback and a six-figure film deal was in seyh works. At the time of his own death in a motorcycle accident, Morgan was under contract for a second novel, set in New Orleans and titled Mambo Mephiste.

It was a sin against God that Seth Morgan had to die just after publishing his first novel, an epic of crime swth punishment, good and evil and every shade of gray in between them. Review quote “Savagely comic and. Morgan liet de gewelddadige, hijgerige staccato-ritmes van Ellroy achterwege toen hij zijn eerste en enige gepubliceerde roman schreef hij werkte aan een tweede toen hij overleed inmaar de koortsigheid en soms duizelingwekkende taalvirtuositeit is vergelijkbaar.


Morgan was savvy enough to realize that without being tethered by plot, and a beautifully structured one at that, this would all collapse into a mess of delirium and gratuitous lunacy.

In spite of his track record in school and a few lost years afterward, he was accepted to UC Berkeley with sophomore standing in Great work of ribald fiction. Morgan attended several elite private academies: Natuurlijk krijg je hier en daar te maken met gimmicks en zocht Morgan bewust voor synoniemen en verwarrende alternatieven, maar dat maakt het – zeker voor een non-native speaker als ondergetekende – alleen maar interessanter.

It’s like Morgan’s singing my tune. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Morgan’s prose is rich, shocking, refreshing, and downright Paul Schrader-ish in its detail and subject matter. Paperbackpages. It is an intimate portrait of drugs and prostitution and crime and those who fell into the life and never found their way out.


The language is raw; the characters are fresh and outrageous; the style is wicked and impudent. Rings and Deth is one of the stand out characters of Seth Morgans only novel. I’d never heard of it, but when I opened it and read the inside jacket flap: