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I locked the door and sat on the chair, the book. It was something about a process, a grief process.

I locked the door and sat on the chair, the book. I guess the guy had been boning up.

Venus Drive was named one of the 25 Best Books of 2000 by The Village Voice Literary Supplement.

Venus Drive was named one of the 25 Best Books of 2000 by The Village Voice Literary Supplement Bibliography References. Venus Drive, story by Sam Lipsyte, Open City (magazine).

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In these poignant, sharp-witted tales, Sam Lipsyte proves himself one of today's most visceral and fearless short-story writers.

Sam Lipsyte's brutally funny narratives tread morally ambiguous terrain, where desperate characters stumble over hope, or sometimes merely stumble. Written with ferocious wit and surprising empathy, Venus Drive"""is a potent collection of stories from a wickedly gifted writer (Robert Stone).

Venus Drive was named one of the top twenty-five books of the year by the Voice Literary Supplement.

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Sam Lipsyte is the author of Venus Drive, The Subject Steve, Home Land, and The Ask, the latter two New York Times Notable Books, and, most recently, The Fun Parts. He won the first annual Believer Book Award and was a 2008 Guggenheim Fellow. He teaches writing at Columbia University’s School of the Arts.

Sam Lipsyte was born in 1968. He has also written The Subject Steve and Home Land, winner of The Believer book award. He lives in Astoria, Queens. Lipsyte interviewed in the Village Voice. Interview in the New York Times.

Sam Lipsyte's Venus Drive is tightly wound in more ways than one. Peopled by walking-wounded hipsters with crummy jobs, drug fiends in varied stages of addiction

An intense, mordantly funny collection of short fiction from the author of Home Land and The Ask. A man with an "old soul" finds himself at a Times Square peep show, looking for more than just a little action. A young man goes into some serious regression after finding his deceased mother's stash of morphine. A group of summer-camp sadists return to the scene of the crime.

From the peep palaces of Times Square to the cubicles of corporate America, Sam Lipsyte's stories wander a dark, comic road full of need and regret. His damaged, searching narrators deliver their reports of addiction, lust, loneliness, grief, and the doomed dream of rock 'n' roll with a sly lyricism and eerie spareness that somehow redeem them. Listen to this chorus of gallows humor and goodwill sometimes gone bad and hear wild voices rise out of the din of city living: Gary is a failed punk icon turned petty drug dealer and amateur self- actualization guru; the Chersky girl makes a strange midnight discovery roller-skating through a Depression-era morgue. Pot-dazed Trotskyists, summer-camp sadists, and babysitters with an eye toward erotic humiliation also make themselves known in the lost, shattered landscapes of Lipsyte's fictions. "When you have an old soul like I do," deadpans one hero, "everything gets old really quick. Nothing is new. An avocado, a glass of beer, everything tastes like it's been sitting out on a table too long." These stories, loosely linked in character and setting, recall the stark realism of Denis Johnson and the wild humor of Barry Hannah. In these poignant, sharp-witted tales, Sam Lipsyte proves himself one of today's most visceral and fearless short-story writers.

Comments: (7)

Stoneshaper
I'd read a lot of good things about Sam Lipsyte so when he appeared recently at my local bookstore I got to meet him and picked up this--his early collection (republished)-- and his latest novel, The Ask.

Lipsyte is an incredibly talented writer with a devilish sense of humor, which serves him well. The stories in this collection often include depressing and morbid themes but Lipyte's word acrobatics and writing flair make most a treat to read. I'm a slow reader but plowed through thi...more I'd read a lot of good things about Sam Lipsyte so when he appeared recently at my local bookstore I got to meet him and picked up this--his early collection (republished)-- and his latest novel, The Ask.

Lipsyte is an incredibly talented writer with a devilish sense of humor, which serves him well. The stories in this collection often include depressing and morbid themes but Lipyte's word acrobatics and writing flair make most a treat to read. I'm a slow reader but plowed through this book, finding 10 of the 12 stories rather exceptional. Rarely do I enjoy so many stories in a collection.

Not all reader will appreciate and enjoy the characters or subject matter as they can be pretty base and gritty. But if the idea of Hubert Selby storylines told by Groucho Marx sounds like a good time, then pick up Venus Drive
Goltizuru
I read this book because it was required for an advanced modern literature class. I didn't think I would like it but really enjoyed the content. Amazon definitely has the best prices and super fast shipping. Thanks again for a great Amazon purchase!
Ricep
Lipsyte. What can I say? I have never read a bad or mediocre book by him. This collection is terrific as well.
Biaemi
Read everything that he writes. This guy is highly entertaining...
Zepavitta
The stories are very strange and hard to follow. More of a stream of consciousness twilight zone style of writing. Unfortunately, I am not into that kind of stuff.
Ochach
I have not enjoyed reading any one of the stories. After reading three or four of the stories, I deleted the rest. It was waste of time.
Erennge
It is often said that a writer, a good writer, writes first and foremost about what he or she knows best. If that is the case with Mr. Lipsyte then I feel sorry for him. How he took the time and put in the effort to write stories such as those found within this collection makes me question him not only as a writer but as a human being. The "intellectual" will probably cry foul with this assessment and point out how his characters delve into a dark, humorous, and challenging underbelly of life that is rarely exposed.

This book isn't dark, its perverted. Sam? Can you write anything that doesn't involve genitalia?
This book isn't funny, because it tries entirely to hard to be just that, and fails miserably.
This book isn't a challenge, rather a burden.

Again, some will praise his randomness. I'd prefer to substitute "unnecessary", in place of random.

I'm not sure if this book confused itself for a wartime policy, you know the one where SHOCK & AWE are used.

Seriously, since when did being deep or provocative mean one has too fondle his sister(first story) or glorify the junky (every other story)?

I've never thrown away a book, so this will be a first. I'm throwing it away and writing this review in hopes, although the chance is slim, that maybe Mr. Lipsyte or one of his friends will take notice.

Maybe Lipsyte can redeem himself down the road, drop the act and show off his real talent.

P.S. Dedicating the book to your mother, great choice.
I return to this story collection again and again. Lipsyte writes pitch perfect sentences and his word choices are always fresh, new, and original. He's definitely what they call a Writer's Writer. He takes stories into uncharted territory and never makes the predictable narrative choice. Most of his characters are oddballs, weirdos, and emotional train wrecks, and even if you've never viewed yourself in this light I'm betting that you'll find a bit of common ground in each of them. I first read this book nearly a decade ago and to this day the first story in the collection, "Old Soul", remains one of the strangest and most original pieces of short fiction that I have ever read. The narrator of that story is a grade A creep, maybe even repulsive, but still I somehow sympathize with the guy. One more thing...all of these stories are funny as hell. That is, if you find hell to be funny. I know I do.
Venus Drive download epub
Short Stories & Anthologies
Author: Sam Lipsyte
ISBN: 1890447250
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
Language: English
Publisher: Grove Press, Open City Books (May 2000)
Pages: 178 pages