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The heart is deceitful above all things (2001 original; edició 2001)

de J. T. LeRoy

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A timely reissue of the extraordinary stories by JT LeRoy/Laura Albert that won international acclaim, to be timed with the theatrical release of the documentary Author: The JT LeRoy Story. 'A startling achievement' Publishers Weekly This book of interconnected stories depicts the chaotic life of a young boy on the run with his teenage mother. When Sarah reclaims Jeremiah from his foster parents, he finds himself catapulted into her world of motels and truck stops, exposed to the abusive, exploitative men she encounters. As he learns to survive in this harrowing environment, Jeremiah also learns to love his mother, even as she descends into drug-fueled madness. Told in spare, lyrical prose, rich with imagination and dark humor, The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things transforms the savagery of Jeremiah's world into an indelible experience of compassion. This special edition includes an additional seven stories, previously uncollected, by JT LeRoy, the literary persona of Laura Albert.… (més)
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Títol:The heart is deceitful above all things
Autors:J. T. LeRoy
Informació:New York ; London : Bloomsbury, c2001.
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The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things de J. T. LeRoy (2001)

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NOT READ: A novel about a gender-confused kid whose mother is a truckers' prostitute
  JoshSapan | May 29, 2019 |
I feel like a hypocrite for not really caring that J.T. LeRoy was a hoax and the author was some middle-aged woman with some very probable mental health issues since I am so against books like 'Go Ask Alice' and 'The Amityville Horror' that operate on the same premise.

But, I really was compelled by the psychological portrait drawn in these stories, sad and twisted at it might be. I can't remember the woman's name, but she is a decent writer and she has to be given some kudos for pulling off a hoax like that in this heavy information age. ( )
  ManWithAnAgenda | Feb 18, 2019 |
I didn't really care about the whole drama surrounding JT Leroy when I read this, about whether he really existed or was a made up character (which it now turns out "he" was) in turn writing works of fiction based on a life which is also a work of fiction... I still don't care that JT didn't actually exist - it doesn't take away from the writing or the story in my eyes. Perhaps it displays even more storytelling talent on the author's part?

I found "The Heart..." to be more realistic than "Sarah" was, there was no away-with-the-fairies stuff, apart from incidents which you are made aware are the delusions of the characters rather than something the reader has to suspend belief in. I liked the way it kind of jumped about in places, and you had to keep reading for it all to make sense. I do enjoy stories like that, which reward you for reading on and putting some thought into the words as you take them in. And again, as in "Sarah", its written perfectly from the point-of-view of the child narrator, with wonderful child-like interpretations of the adult world, especially the crystal meth part. Its a dark and dirty book too, one that makes you feel unease and real emotion as you read it. LeRoy has a voice that weaves intriguing stories, but stories which still leave room for your own diagnosis. ( )
  SadieBabie | Jun 23, 2018 |
"I was not impressed with this book. The narrative is distracting, the author focuses more on shocking the reader than developing the story or characters, and the scenarios are so outlandish that it is hard to stay interested.

I picked up this book after watching the movie, and this is one of few instances that I would actually recommend the movie over the book." ( )
  Borrows-N-Wants | Nov 10, 2017 |
I would love to give a review of this book. How truly intense, emotional, hard (for lack of a better word), tear-jerking, and at times stoic.

However, the title of the book itself seems a bit too ironic. {[SPOILER ALERT]}

As a practice, I avoid reading large amounts of reviews on books (amazon can usually convince me to read more than I would like). The back cover, the title, the book cover (art). These are a few of my favorite things, to judge a book…

Therefore, this book really intrigued me (and it didn’t help that I put it into my librarything and was told I would probably like it a lot).

This book is very interestingly written. The narrator is in young adolescent stages and we follow him (who sometimes wants to be a her) and he develops. This book gives, what I truly believe, an account of what it would be like to be beaten, abused, or sexually molested within a societal context that tells me…This is the norm…This is what happens….and (worst of all) this is what is good.

If you can handle the graphic sexual encounters, and are into Palahniuk-esque writing. It is a manageable read.

As I told a friend of mine, this is the first, and maybe the last, of the books that I would not allow my children to read until they were of a certain age…or, more importantly…of a certain mental and emotional capacity.

NC-17 scoffers aside. This shit is real (or so it seems). The book reads as a memoir, but is actually entirely fictional. I finished the book a month ago and was unaware of the truth of this until today. It doesn’t help that I am reading this book and it is actual the sequel to another book…which makes it seem even more like a real, true, non-fictional memoir.

What is truly telling about the book, is that it is written in stream of consciousness. It draws you in, and doesn’t let you go. The novel is fiction and does not claim to be anything else, so to that extent I guess my being aggravated about the authorship is a little unnecessary. The sheer intensity and graphic detail almost make you want to believe it is true.

I gave it 3-stars…maybe that was too few….maybe that was too many. Overall, it is definitely something you only read if you can handle it. I don’t think it will make your life better or worse to trudge, suffer, and struggle through. ( )
  ronjaymar | Mar 6, 2013 |
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A timely reissue of the extraordinary stories by JT LeRoy/Laura Albert that won international acclaim, to be timed with the theatrical release of the documentary Author: The JT LeRoy Story. 'A startling achievement' Publishers Weekly This book of interconnected stories depicts the chaotic life of a young boy on the run with his teenage mother. When Sarah reclaims Jeremiah from his foster parents, he finds himself catapulted into her world of motels and truck stops, exposed to the abusive, exploitative men she encounters. As he learns to survive in this harrowing environment, Jeremiah also learns to love his mother, even as she descends into drug-fueled madness. Told in spare, lyrical prose, rich with imagination and dark humor, The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things transforms the savagery of Jeremiah's world into an indelible experience of compassion. This special edition includes an additional seven stories, previously uncollected, by JT LeRoy, the literary persona of Laura Albert.

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