Publisher: Kiddiepunk (January 2015)
Selected by Tank
This is a novel told in static image form, where GIFs are strung together in sequence. The GIFs are not original; instead they are two-second grabs culled from video games like Red Dead Redemption: Undead and films like Megamind. The tension and jittery fragmentation of the GIFs add an even creepier element to the Cronenbergian body horror of the novel. Dennis Cooper is a poet and writer whose work focuses heavily on porn and violent sex. His work has been likened to that of Kathy Acker, Mary Gaitskill and Gary Indiana.