Starship!I'm very happy to announce, that Starship (Pristash), has joined the staff at LSB3.COM. He will be contributing threads/reviews periodically, as his time permits. Starship is well-known, and highly respected in the blog community.
If the blog world had a "Mount Rushmore", as far as I'm concerned, he'd be one of the four faces. We're very fortunate to have him aboard. I look forward to any/all contributions, he can make for us. Please join me, in welcoming Starship!!
Starship's first contribution, is a review of the book "Sick City". Starship writes:
Sick City, written by Tony O'Neill, is well, just terrible. I am very remorseful that I spent the ten bucks to download it to my kindle. If I had the paperback, I could burn it or tear it up, but alas, I'm too tech savvy for my own good.
Anyway, Tony O'Neill specializes, apparently, in writing books based on his experiences as a helpless drug addict. I feel for him because he writes just the sickest stuff of what addicts will do to get their next fix...and it includes all sorts of sexual depravity and debauchery, most of it in this book concerns the homosexual kind but heteros are included as well, and if any of this stuff ever indeed happened to him, then I feel badly for him. I hope he is clean now and remains so forever. Horrifying stuff.
So the plot for sick city is that two of the types described above, meet each other at a rehab center run by a reality show doctor who has his own problems. One of them, Jeffrey, has inherited from his recently deceased former LAPD sugar daddy a sex film purportedly showing the late Sharon Tate in a gang bang...presumably filmed by her then husband, Roman Polanski (because he himself is not shown), and features Steve McQueen, Yul Brynner and Mama Cass. Jeffrey's partner in crime is Randal, a member of a hollywood power family, so his connections are important to the scheme they hatch. The novel, once it gets going, centers around these two addicts trying to find a bidder who will buy the tape for a large amount of money. Much mayhem ensues when more sordid LA characters appear and intersect with the hapless pair.
Seriously, this book sucks. There is no redeeming quality to it whatsoever. Books like Stars Screaming and The Dead Circus at least have some credibility as they were written by a lifelong LA dweller who has heard all the stories..perhaps even lived some.