God Jr.
Dennis Cooper
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Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PMBy Dennis Cooper

Dennis Cooper s sparely crafted novels have earned him an international reputation even as his subject matter has made him a controversial figure God Jr is a stunningly accomplished new novel that marks a new phase in Cooper s noteworthy career.God Jr is the story of Jim, a father who survived the car crash that killed his teenage son Tommy Tommy was distant, transfixeDennis Cooper s sparely crafted novels have earned him an international reputation even as his subject matter has made him a controversial figure God Jr is a stunningly accomplished new novel that marks a new phase in Cooper s noteworthy career.God Jr is the story of Jim, a father who survived the car crash that killed his teenage son Tommy Tommy was distant, transfixed by video games and pop culture, and a mystery to the man who raised him Now, disabled by the accident, yearning somehow to absolve his own guilt over the crash, Jim becomes obsessed with a mysterious building Tommy drew repetitively in a notebook before he died As the fixation grows, Jim starts to take on elements of his son at the expense of his job and marriage but is he connecting with who Tommy truly was A tender, wrenching look at guilt, grief, and the tenuous bonds of family, God Jr is unlike anything Dennis Cooper has yet written It is a triumphant achievement from one of our finest writers.
  • Title: God Jr.
  • Author: Dennis Cooper
  • ISBN: 9780802170118
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Paperback

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Mike Puma Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
One of those novels I liked, but I m not quite sure why One of those stories that reveals itself slowly, painfully, and with a buzz on One of those stories I m going to read or reread some of the reviews from people on my lists and see if I can put it together And if I can, maybe, perhaps, like God, Jr I ll tell yousorta Maybe This is where you pause in reading this review to simulate the time I spent reading other reviews This one came to my attention via J N M s review Whether you know it or n [...]
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Joshua Nomen-Mutatio Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
Look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair God Jr does not contain graphic and gratuitous violence and sex and as such is apparently the most unusual book Dennis Cooper has written This is the first and, so far, only of his books I ve read, but several fellow readers are big fans and I ve gleaned what I know about his work through their reviews Instead of having a cast of gay characters engaged in scene after scene of violent sex and death, we have a presumably straight father quietly loosening [...]
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Eddie Watkins Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
Cooper does Dick without dick.Somehow this little book , or one section of it at least, made me feel ickier than Cooper s books dealing explicitly with extreme sexual violence What made me feel icky here was the long chapter that took place mostly within an inane video game The main character, the father whose recent life has been consumed by guilt for being responsible for the death of his son, is a pot head making ill guided efforts at reconnecting with his dead son One of these efforts is sto [...]
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Imogen Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
Former rating one star Former review follows I re read this in 2016 and got super pissed at myself from 2007 What was wrong with me This is a fantastic meditation on denial, depression, getting stoned so you can not have feelings, but mostly grief Maybe I m ten years older and ten percent less full of shit or something and better able to appreciate books that don t have a bunch of mutilation and sex in them This book rules Go to hell, me from 2007 2007 Answers the question, what would a Dennis C [...]
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Nate D Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
A pretty weird one, even by Cooper standards grieving dad descends into the stoned video game half life his dead son formerly occupied in a desperate effort to escape the mess he s made of his life and extract some kind of meaning from his loss The loneliness and alienation of grief The necessity and unavailability of deeper significance in ordinary things Cooper is always strangely specific with pop culture references compared to most literary writing, though highly adept at investing them with [...]
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MJ Nicholls Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
An interesting take on grief with computer game ferrets bears instead of graveside weeping I didn t understand why the second part had stand alone paragraphs on each page, nor did I see the purpose of asterisking off each new paragraph in the other sections Otherwise, it was a semi successful experiment For comment on the content, see Joshua or Nate or Mike or Eddie The author s surname reminds me of the prepubescent sitcom Hangin With Mr Cooper which was the highlight of my Sunday morning TV vi [...]
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David Beavers Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
I have always categorized Dennis Cooper in a similar place as Bret Easton Ellis Certainly they both speak for different, if not similar, quadrants of the same generation, and certainly they speak to some of the same issues the hollow and lonely ends of human experience where sex drugs are desperate attempts at vitality the isolation inherent for those children born to decades of social cultural narcissism Moreover, they re both incredibly fucking harrowing to read I have to steel myself for it a [...]
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Christopher Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
God Jr is a very important part of Cooper s body of work partly because, unlike most of his other fiction, all of the physical violence in God Jr happens off stage In the absence of explicit horror I could see and feel the psychic landscape of disconnection and escapism without the voyeurism and adrenaline that clouded my reading of the earlier books The horror in God Jr is heartbreakingly ordinary the failure of a father to connect with other people, especially his son, drives him to absurdity [...]
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Ipsith Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
There are a number of images that might spring to mind when one considers the art of Dennis Cooper homosexuality, violence, teenage sex and drugabuse A common criticism of Cooper s work by those who fail to grasp the full scale of the project Cooper has undertaken is that there is no plotting, no character development, none of the things that we traditionally associate with a great novel.And of course, this is, in a sense, perfectly true.Every book by Cooper is seemingly a matter of life and dea [...]
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Davelowusa Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
No one gets this book, least of all me What is the point A pothead loses kills his video game obsessed pothead son fakes paraplegia becomes obsessed with video games himself and then is so high or crazy that he starts talking to the various and sundry animals in the game It s not that it s a great book by any means, it s that it s unique, which is difficult for a book to be in a post postmodern world It makes people want to talk, and I don t really consider the reading process over until you ve [...]
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Megan Luke Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
This book is so w e in every way Would write something longer about how annoying it is when every arty white dick writes a novel that s dark or about fucking he gets called a genius The prose is stark and readable but nothing I haven t seen in other works by the same kinda guy or as people have cited, Joan Didion, who at least writes about things a little interesting than a deadbeat asshole who killed his son and does nothing to be accountable for it Also what s up with the part where kids in h [...]
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Izzy Montoya Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
I was most interested in how Cooper handled simultaneous action in two realities coming from one autonomous being in this book The narrator s use of the we pronoun when speaking for the actions of his video game avatar felt like an obvious answer I couldn t believe I d never seen or thought of before The dialogue between realities, too, was well done Though I ve never played much of the Crash Bandacoot games, I was often reminded of the strange dialogue embedded in my brain from the Spiro game f [...]
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Morgan M. Page Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
Ok, so like not my favourite Dennis Cooper novel It s kind of like he was trying not to write about the main thing he is obsessed with sexviolence to prove that he could So we have all the stylistic concerns but they lack the same passion or obsession that drove them before It s almost a response to the extreme excess of gross outs that is The Sluts.What we re left with is an interesting exploration of grief that feels like it s missing something the whole time Every page I was waiting for the m [...]
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Tosh Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
A quiet meditation of sorts about a father s grief over his deceased son To get into his head, the father starts playing the son s favorite computer game Unusual Dennis Cooper novel in that it doesn t deal with Gay characters, but really, his work has never been about Gay subject matters More about desire and where that leads
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sonny (no longer in use) Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
God Jr by Dennis cooper, although I read this in one sitting it isn t his best, no where near the perfection of frisk or as disturbing as the marble swarm but still it is different from the usual i want to be killed fuck me abuse storyline it keeps the profound vagueness and existential outlook that makes dennis cooper who he is 4.5 stars
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Zweegas Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
I appreciate that Dennis Cooper wrote a different kind of novel, but this is my least favorite of his novels.Although, it has come to my attention that perhaps I would appreciate this book if I understood gaming culture.
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Bradley Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
Great book First time I ve read Cooper in like ten years Strange to read a book by him that doesn t feature cute gay boys mutilating each other.
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Alan Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
This is by far the best review of Banjo Kazooie I ve ever read.
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Adam Wilson Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
That s a crazy fucking book.
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Gina Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
Do people like this How does this stuff get published Just crappy, crappy writing And everything s bleak And life sucks The end.
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Vincent Kaprat Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
Ugh This book is the reason why kids are playing video games instead of reading.
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Hilton King Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
Not my favorite of his, but still pretty good.
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Joshua Peterson Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
I was immediately attracted to this book due to it being a work of Dennis Cooper that did not contain any boring descriptions of homosexuality or sexualized violence That being said, I believe and I m in the minority here what Cooper is even better at dealing with unfamiliar subjects than the ones close to him Here we are presented with a spare, minimalist story of a middle aged loser caught in a horrible mid life crisis as he deals with the recent death of his son from a car accident in which h [...]
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Mike Kleine Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
Amazing sentences The, What is this about is sort of Lifetime like Dad son are involved in car crash with light post and dad kills son because son goes through windshield But if son wasn t wearing seat belt right After that, rest of book is pretty inventive Dad is obsessed with drawings he believes son drew Begins to play Banjo Kazooie esque video game his son played a lot Son was a pothead Dad is a pothead Wife is wanting to leave dad Kind of funny to read something so intellectual about what e [...]
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James Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
God, Jr is a definite departure from all of the other Dennis Cooper that I ve read The graphic sex and violence is notable by its absence It s a sliver thin short story, packaged like a novella, about a guilt wracked man s attempts to deal with his grief over causing the auto accident death of his teenaged son In his backyard he builds a monument based on a building in a video game which his son frequently doodled, and he smokes a lot of pot and spends hours playing this video game, trying to un [...]
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Jimmie Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
I didn t know what to expect when I picked up this book Like other writers of transgressional fiction William S Burroughs, Kathy Acker , Dennis Cooper s writing has always been rooted firmly in left field.This particular novel is about a man who, after a horrible car accident, is coping both with the death of his teenage son and his confinement to a wheelchair In trying to come to terms with his son s death, he discovers a building his son drew obsessively The man commissions a replica of this b [...]
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T4ncr3d1 Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
Diciamo che ho appena cancellato il mondo e non ho distrutto il mio Diciamo che Marianne aveva ragione e che la morte una favola o un gioco, e che ho appena sepolto il mio corpo accanto a quello di mio figlio Diciamo che quell erbetta regolare nei cimiteri erba finta e che sotto non c niente n nessuno Che cosa succede nella mente di un uomo che non riesce a superare il trauma di aver provocato accidentalmente la morte del figlio Ci sono due modi per rispondere a questa domanda.Primo, parli di un [...]
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Simon Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
God Jnr By Dennis Cooper This novel is unlike anything else I have read by Dennis Cooper in that it isn t sexually offensive or about sick and twisted perverts.This was actually something of a shock as I read his books because they are sick twisted and perverted as well as well written.Well this one is about a guy who kills his son in a drunk driving accident and ends up in a wheelchair himself and decides to build a monument to his son based on the building his son regularly drew in his scrap b [...]
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Windy Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
Well, I have to write a new review because someone else here cough Dave Low cough stole my words Unbelievable I gave this book one star, which seemingly places it on the same level as Twilight It s not that bad Really Consider it 1.5 stars But I just didn t get why this book is a such a big freaking deal The father in the book, whilst grieving for his dead son, smokes so much pot that he starts talking to characters in a video game And he pretends to be paralyzed, which I thought was just stupid [...]
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Billy Jun 04, 2020 - 18:36 PM
Novels sticking to the topic of video games and especially a various facsimile of a banjo kazooie game and a bunch of stoned people who want to variously play bask in the video game landscape which is a particular glitch in one cartidge mayhap that becomes a monument the dad builds the son.I found myself skimming the area where he describes, in horribly vague detail because of a veiled reference to a Nintendo lawsuit the company is infamous for protecting brand parody, beware Blah blah blah.Some [...]
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God Jr. By Dennis Cooper Dennis Cooper s sparely crafted novels have earned him an international reputation even as his subject matter has made him a controversial figure God Jr is a stunningly accomplished new novel that marks a new phase in Cooper s noteworthy career.God Jr is the story of Jim, a father who survived the car crash that killed his teenage son Tommy Tommy was distant, transfixeDennis Cooper s sparely crafted novels have earned him an international reputation even as his subject matter has made him a controversial figure God Jr is a stunningly accomplished new novel that marks a new phase in Cooper s noteworthy career.God Jr is the story of Jim, a father who survived the car crash that killed his teenage son Tommy Tommy was distant, transfixed by video games and pop culture, and a mystery to the man who raised him Now, disabled by the accident, yearning somehow to absolve his own guilt over the crash, Jim becomes obsessed with a mysterious building Tommy drew repetitively in a notebook before he died As the fixation grows, Jim starts to take on elements of his son at the expense of his job and marriage but is he connecting with who Tommy truly was A tender, wrenching look at guilt, grief, and the tenuous bonds of family, God Jr is unlike anything Dennis Cooper has yet written It is a triumphant achievement from one of our finest writers.

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