Castle Faggot, Paperback / softback Book

Castle Faggot Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback

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Castle Faggot is Derek McCormack's darkest and most delicious book yet, a satire of sugary cereals and Saturday morning cartoons set in an amusement park more deranged than anything Disney dreamed up.

At the heart of the park is Faggotland, a playland for gay men, and Castle Faggot, the darkest dark ride in the world.

Home to a cartoon Dracula called Count Choc-o-log, the castle is decorated with the corpses of gays--some were killed, some killed themselves, all ended up as decor.

The book includes a map of Faggotland, a photobook of the castle, the instructions for a castle-shaped dollhouse, and the novelization of a TV puppet show about Count Choc-o-log and his friends--reminiscent of the classic stop-motion special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, but even gayer and more grotesque.

As scatological as Sade but with a Hanna-Barbera vibe, Castle Faggot transmutes McCormack's love of the lurid and the childlike, of funhouses and sickhouses, into something furiously funny- as Edmund White says, "the mystery of objects, the lyricism of neglected lives, the menace and nostalgia of the past--these are all ingredients in this weird and beautiful parallel universe."

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