Permanent Obscurity: Or a Cautionary Tale of Two Girls and Their Misadventures with Drugs, Pornography and Death

Permanent Obscurity: Or a Cautionary Tale of Two Girls and Their Misadventures with Drugs, Pornography and Death Richard Pérez Dolores Santana
  • Title: Permanent Obscurity: Or a Cautionary Tale of Two Girls and Their Misadventures with Drugs, Pornography and Death
  • Author: Richard Pérez Dolores Santana
  • ISBN: 9780971341548
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Paperback
  • Permanent Obscurity: Or a Cautionary Tale of Two Girls and Their Misadventures with Drugs, Pornography and Death Richard Pérez Dolores Santana Permanent Obscurity Or a Cautionary Tale of Two Girls and Their Misadventures with Drugs Pornography and Death Richard Perez has the ears of the angels lend him yours Barry Gifford author WILD AT HEART PERDITA DURANGO Perez s is an exciting talent and his work goes far beyond most of what is published today
    Richard Perez has the ears of the angels lend him yours Barry Gifford, author WILD AT HEART, PERDITA DURANGO Perez s is an exciting talent and his work goes far beyond most of what is published today Henry Flesh, author MICHAEL and the Lambda Literary Award winner, MASSAGE permanentobscurity PERMANENT OBSCURITY Or a Cautionary Tale of Two Girlsand Richard Perez has the ears of the angels lend him yours Barry Gifford, author WILD AT HEART, PERDITA DURANGO Perez s is an exciting talent and his work goes far beyond most of what is published today Henry Flesh, author MICHAEL and the Lambda Literary Award winner, MASSAGE permanentobscurity PERMANENT OBSCURITY Or a Cautionary Tale of Two Girlsand Their Misadventures with Drugs, Pornography and Death by Dolores Santana as told to Richard Perez A youthful bohemian satire, a story of alienated nonconformists, a girls on the lam story, a sexploitation and S M romp, a spoof of cult celebrity and true life tabloid sensationalism PERMANENT OBSCURITYInspired by the underground sexploitation films of the 1960s, this bold updating of the roughie subgenre and lampoon of auteur filmmaking largely takes place in New York City s East Village circa the Bush era , and it chronicles the rise and fall of a unique and intense relationship Dolores and Serena, two chemically dependent, down and out artists set out to take control of their lives by making a fetish noir femdom movie Of course, things don t exactly turn out as planned Ready made for Russ Meyer assuming, that is, if Meyer was around and still at his peak Josh Alan Friedman, author TALES OF TIMES SQUARE, WHEN SEX WAS DIRTY The American Baise Moi Lynn Breedlove, author GODSPEED Notebook for the novel permanentobscurity See my vintage magazine book collection RIGHT NOW richardperezRichard Perez s PERMANENT OBSCURITY on dp 0971341540
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    About Richard Pérez Dolores Santana


    1. Initially published small literary magazines, Richard Perez has also written for The New York Times a newspaper he doesn t read His first novel, The Losers Club aka The Losers Club Complete Restored Edition has three foreign translations to date Korean, Turkish, Italian PERMANENT OBSCURITY or a Cautionary Tale of Two Girls and Their Misadventures with Drugs, Pornography, and Death his second novel also reflects his infatuation with bohemia and willful nonconformists.


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    1. Oh man, I didn t mean to cause such a stink with this Here is the story the author sent me his book asked me to review it I didn t like the book and gave it a bad review, but I also offered to take down said review if the author wished I mean, shit, I didn t like the book, but I do like books in general, and I respect someone who is working to push his own book, and clearly I m just not the right audience for this book, and surely there are lots of people who are the right audience, and I don t [...]

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    2. Facesitting That s what this book is about No lie Well, it s about than that Maybe friendship And betrayal And BDSM And Drugs The story of Permanent Obscurity is the recounting of a relationship That being between Dolores and Serena, two drug abusing women who often behave like teenagers and get into trouble over drug money Perez, the author, writes well something like a cross between Quentin Tarantino and Hunter S Thompson Like Tarantino, his narrative is dialogue heavy, much of it sarcastic a [...]

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    3. Maybe the best outsider book I ve read in the last year The two girls remind of friends of mine in the arts who couldn t hold down regular jobs, so did some stripping to make ends meet Sounds like a desperate thing to do Have you ever been in the arts So, instead of dirty dancing, these characters try another scam the femdom or female domination stuff, taking out ads on Craigslist, etc Why does this book ring so true to life It s really good I mean, the characters are realistic so that means tha [...]

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    4. Wow, this book was really entertaining I m glad I purchased it after recommended it to me based on my shopping history Essentially it s a tabloid story of two mixed up East Village artists or wannabe artists who fall in way over their heads What s to blame Drugs It seems they ve pissed off one to many people with unpaid tabs and now they find themselves in deeper and deeper hot water They set out to make a female domination movie that will pay back their debt, but these two characters can t seem [...]

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    5. Serena may owe me money, too Haha What a great story I had a copy printed so it was difficult to read and at sometimes uncomfortable, but I didn t care I couldn t stop reading I wished I had a hard copy to give to my best friend because there were so many times where I said wow that s me and her It felt like anyone could have known these girls Dolores Serena , maybe went to high school with them Their wild experiences made me hungry for and I stayed up way too late a few nights reading A few ti [...]

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    6. This book was a wild inner city adventure I normally don t read these type of books, but then I thought why not I might actually enjoy it Enjoy it I did It reminded me of the movie Freeway due to the weirdness of it When I say weird I mean a fun kind of weird that you don t easily find in books.Dolores Santana and her best friend Serena Moon are as close as close can be So when Serena ends up owing money to a lot of different people for her favorite street product Dolores is right by her side re [...]

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    7. This is not a book that a good little Catholic girl should be reading but here I am and, my poor mother s heart, I loved it It s absolute fun and written in that sense, not as a heavy find the meaning of life novel Admittedly it is full of sex, weed, alcohol and sex but in a world as tough as this one, curling up and allowing the bad girl inside to come out and putting Ms Prude away provides some much needed relaxation.Again, not for those that want some vanilla erotica This is the hard stuff b [...]

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    8. What a weird novel In a lot of ways mainly because of the fetish sexual content this is one of the strangest novels I ever read, and yet I only feel that now, after some distance from having enjoyed it.While I was reading it, the material wasn t that weird at all, and maybe this is because we enter the perverted little world of Dolores and Serena, and while we re inside we feel and see things as they do.This is a great book Not great in the classic literature sense obviously this is not Jane Aus [...]

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    9. Two friends living in the East Side Village of NY, struggling to survive in America, the country often called the land of opportunity This book opened my eyes on so many levels A gut wrenching story at times and a bit wild, it drew me in from the very first page and I just could not seem to put it down Even though some of the main characters experiences were a bit different from mine, in an odd way, there were some ties I could relate to, or understand where they were coming from And the ending [...]

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    10. Permanent Obscurity is not for squeamish readers as the content is adult and thought provoking In Permanent Obscurity, Richard Perez has opened up a whole different world unknown to us one wrapped up in sex, pornography and drugs The book is not just about porn but it is grounded in several themes such as loyalty and friendship and it even takes a jab at sensationalism in the media and the ills of a capitalist society The tile is really appropriate when you think about it since Perez is examinin [...]

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    11. PERMANENT OBSCURITY Or a Cautionary Tale of Two Girls and Their Misadventures with Drugs, Pornography and Death by Dolores Santana as told to Richard Perez While this type of genre is way beyond what I would normally read, I was asked to do a review by the author and so agreed WARNING Adult content, sex and drug use I was pleasantly surprised The story is captivating and interesting It is presented in a way that delves into the minds of people who follow this lifestyle, yet is tame enough for re [...]

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    12. Permanent Obscurity is written in the as told by style, which was perfect for the dark, psychosexual themes of the book The author s disclaimer of vulgarity is accurate, but fully in keeping with the the story as it unfolds Set in the East Village of NYC, Dolores Santana and Serena Moon are two chemically dependent, struggling artists whose lives are spiralling out of control Dolores is a photographer with a lot of skill but little ambition and motivation beyond scoring her next high Serena is a [...]

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    13. When Dolores and Serena end up down and out and owing money to damn near everyone, they conspire to make a fetish video for cash Only things start falling apart immediatelyI gave this book a shot since Richard Perez seemed like a cool guy, especially for a Author Plus he said it was a sexploitation book, sexploitation being right behind blaxploitation as my favorite type of exploitation genre I wasn t disappointed.This book was definitely a page turner Perez did a good job keeping Serena s true [...]

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    14. Artists in Hell Or Would be Filmmakers in Hell That could be the title of this book, because it s really about trying to make it in the arts and failing spectacularly This darkly funny novel follows the antics of Dolores our narrator and Serena, as they try to get it together, overcome their addictions and make a perverted film to get creditors off their backs And let me tell you THIS BOOK IS A WILD TRIP I mean, I would not recommend this to my mother or anyone over the age of 30, cause I know t [...]

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    15. Out of all the books in this style I ve picked up over the years this one has delivered exactly what I expected of it It is a deliciously seedy romp of a tale, well written and with characters that, while you may not relate to them, you certainly enjoy reading about A very festive read

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    16. Permanent ObscurityPermanent Obscurity Or a Cautionary Tale of Two Girls and Their Misadventures with Drugs, Pornography and Death Author Richard Perez Published by Ludlow Press ISBN 978 097134154 8 Reading the title of the book at first left me a bit shaky AM I FINALLY GOING TO BE heaving into EROTICA FILLED WITH NOTHING BUT unreal WRITING ABOUT JUST SEX But I love myself for giving Permanent Obscurity a try because Richard Perez brings and delivers this impressive cautionary tale beautifully D [...]

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    17. I once went out with a Puerto Rican girl from New York City She was loud, obnoxious, pushy, overbearing, and hot as hell I had to be in the right mood when I was with her If I wasn t feeling good, like if I was depressed, it was really hard to hang Her comebacks, snappy retorts, loud mouth, and the constant need to put everybody else down was, at times, too much Unfortunately, I was depressed a lot in those days and it wasn t easy and eventually we broke up and went our separate ways And no, I m [...]

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    18. If I tell you that it has very graphic pornography and drug use, you ll just shrug and say, Seen it before and pick it up and start reading About 75 pages in, you ll come up for air, and need either a cigarette, or a strong shot of something, depending on your vice All I know is I thought I knew what I was getting into, but then again, so did Dolores and Serena, and boy did it get pear shaped for them This is a tale that starts out as a mis adventure of two young girls in New York City just tryi [...]

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    19. I have to admit, I wasn t sure I could read a book like this But I was wrong I actually really enjoyed it.The plot starts off as intriguing Dolores wants to be an artist a photographer but that won t pay the bills so she works a dead end job as a temp You almost feel sorry for her.Then, as she blames everyone but herself for her problems, you just start to hate her The plot takes off when she and Serena another failed artist decide to make their movie After a certain point, I couldn t put the bo [...]

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    20. Funny, nasty, and fun A page turner I enjoyed the style, and the short chapters Dolores, the main character, is hilarious but foul mouthed I mean, if the c word offends you, the b, the f word you ll hate it, but actually it s very realistic I know girls who talk just like this This is very much a black comedy Dolores and Serena are losing control of their lives so they promise to make a fetish type movie female domination movie to get money, but what this does to their friendship and their lives [...]

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    21. This book is a tragicomedy indeed Very raw in its power I cracked up laughing and cried in many moments when I read this book You really feel as if the characters are alive I start to wonder if this book is a true story or not, its so believable Dolores tells the story of her life when she meets Serena and their adventures together to survive in this harsh world The supporting characters are ones that I personally would love to meet Raymond and Baby Even though the language is a bit vulgar, it a [...]

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    22. blurb My blood Hot and red When Permanent Obscurity s protagonist, Dolores, makes this statement, we re not sure just which source of blood she s referring to Ready made for Roger Avary or Robert Rodriguez, Richard Perez takes us on a blackly comedic romp that will have us laughing, gagging and crying in mostly equal measure as we frenetically turn the pages Thanks for not pulling those punches, Mr Perez New York noir hasn t tasted this fresh in years full review You better recognize this fact P [...]

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    23. I was not put off by the graphic sexual content in this book Infact, given the nature of the characters, it all made sense and it gave you of an understanding of the main characters, Serena and Dolores What made this book so enjoyable and the plot so realistic is the complexity of all the characters They brought the book to life and gave it substance This is the kind of book where you can really get into indepth discussions analyzing the characters.My thoughts on Dolores was, yes, she was a non [...]

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    24. Reprinted from the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography cclapcenter I am the original author of this essay, as well as the owner of CCLaP it is not being reprinted illegally You hear it all the time from people who have actually worked in the film industry, that given all the complicated steps and perpetual nightmares that come with making a movie, it s a wonder that any get produced at all or at least that s what I kept thinking about when reading Richard Perez s delightfully wicked ne [...]

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    25. Permanent Obscurity is a dark story about unrealized dreams that can leave a person in this novel, artists searching for ways to break into the art world of the known It shows how desperation can lead one to make bad choices and how quickly these choices can get out of hand Before a person realizes it, their life has spiraled downwards and has hit rock bottom Rock bottom can be death, imprisonment, addiction, or any combination of these The author, Richard Perez, illustrates this point on many l [...]

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    26. If Chuck Palahniuk and Elizabeth Wurtzel had a book baby, Permanent Obscurity would be it Perez takes us through the misadventures of two young girls snorting, smoking, stealing and sexing around New York City Cliche as it may seem, Delores and Serena are a couple of very viable characters jaded yet vulnerable, they do what they believe they must to survive a life of the arts It s hard to believe two girls with such minor league intentions could get into the shinanigans they do, but it s definit [...]

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    27. Easy to read book and fast moving I enjoyed this story about two girls who decide to make a dirty movie At first I thought I d be uncomfortable with the femdom stuff, but actually it s not that bad Rather funny The whole book is funny, actually from Dolores voice to her relationship with her older boyfriend, Raymond And what happens when Dolores and Serena finally make the movie has to be read to be believed Be forewarned LOTS of cursing, dark humor and drug taking I would recommend this to fans [...]

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    28. An expletive heavy black comedy of two down and out women, Dolores and Serena, who can t help but get into trouble The narrator, Dolores also known as Crazy D , rules The most fun I had reading a book in a long, long while Others have used the word entertaining and I agree Keep in mind, you need to be okay with dirty language, heavy drug use, and elements of BDSM But it s meant as satire, not to be taken seriously I highly recommend this book.

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    29. This book is not one I would normally read Having said that it was so good and so addicting appropriatly so It was a fast read and one that was hard to put down I d say it was a page turner but I read it as an e book so it was a fast scroll I ve already got a friend reading it Don t let the cover or the title put you off go ahead with the story it is mind blowing

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    30. The author very politely suggested I read his book He said that from my reading list, he thought I d enjoy it He was correct This is a fun, enjoyable read It s kind of like a book version of a trashy tabloid or an modern version of a 70s sexploitation flick It s ridiculous in a John Waters way and over the top like a Russ Meyer s film.This was my Waiting Room book I have a lot of appointments, so this book came with me.The provocative cover certainly works in Perez s favor Every where I waited, [...]

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