• Title: The Crow: The Lazarus Heart
  • Author: Poppy Z. Brite James O'Barr
  • ISBN: 9780061020094
  • Page: 225
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Crow The Lazarus Heart The Eternal One At our human limits when we ve gone asfor as flesh and imagination can take us wemeet the Eternal One The Crow Immemorially old and inconsolable he is there only for those who seek
    The Eternal One At our human limits, when we ve gone asfor as flesh and imagination can take us, wemeet the Eternal One The Crow Immemorially old, and inconsolable, he is there only for those who seek both revengeand love, and are willing to go alI theway and beyond The Lazarus Heart Five, four, three, two Jared Poe counts thedays on Louisiana s Death Row The contThe Eternal One At our human limits, when we ve gone asfor as flesh and imagination can take us, wemeet the Eternal One The Crow Immemorially old, and inconsolable, he is there only for those who seek both revengeand love, and are willing to go alI theway and beyond The Lazarus Heart Five, four, three, two Jared Poe counts thedays on Louisiana s Death Row The controversialSM photographer has been condemned to diefor killing his lover He doesn t know who did it.Only that he didn t Can he clear his name and find the realkiller in time No For this is no ordinary thriller We are in thedark realm of The Crow, and Jared must feel thecold shudder of Death must hear the beating ofblack wings must prowl the shadowy gothnetherworld of New Orleans, to prove he was nokiller when he died And find out what kind of killer he has become.

    One Reply to “The Crow: The Lazarus Heart”

    1. It was by complete accident I came across this in a closing down bookshop sale. It was the book which started my love affair with Poppy Z. Brite's writing.He has such a unique way with words and addresses some really out there issues in his writing. The books are always unique, macabre and beautifulexactly what I like to read!I feel as though this book could have stood on its own, without the attachment to 'The Crow' franchise and context, and still come across as a really great read.

    2. I probably would have really dug this when I was 18. Unfortunately, I read it at about twice that age. What once would have seemed really goth and moving now comes across as trying too hard. Kudos for sympathetic portrayals of alternate sexuality, although one expects nothing less from Ms. Brite.

    3. This leather bound hard cover is limited to 1000 signed copies.The book is signed by:Poppy Z. Brite John Shirley

    4. Wow just wow! Amazing novel! Poppy Z Brite never fails to amaze me. This is a wonderful addition to the crow series and I highly recommend it. With elements from exquisite corpse mixed in with the passionate story of the crow, this one is a definite recommendation! Might even make you shed a tear or two!

    5. A unique story The copy that I have of this book, is a pre-owned used copy but it's in relatively good condition, since it was very cheap and I was lucky to find a copy of it. This book is inspired and loosely based on the graphic novel The Crow by James O'Barr.I haven't read any books by this author before but I was pleasantly surprised, I really like the way the book was written the characters and the plot of the book. I have never read a book about a character that was resurrected and reanima [...]

    6. The copy that I have of this book, is a pre-owned used copy but it's in relatively good condition, since it was very cheap and I was lucky to find a copy of it. This book is inspired and loosely based on the graphic novel The Crow by James O'Barr.I haven't read any books by this author before but I was pleasantly surprised, I really like the way the book was written the characters and the plot of the book. I have never read a book about a character that was resurrected and reanimated after they [...]

    7. klar - man könnte denken - schon wieder eine "The Crow" story aber ich finde sie großartig. für mich neben der original verfilmung mit bandon lee gleichzustellen. Jared Poe wird beschuldigt seinen Geliebten Benjamin DeBous auf grausame weise getötet zu haben. Hintergrund des ganzen ist, dass in New Orleans ein Serientäter sein Unwesen treibt, der es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht hat, die Menschheit vor der Invasion der Schwulen und Transvestiten zu befreien. Diese bestialischen Morde die er im N [...]

    8. I knew there were The Crow novels out there and I do have one, in German translation, that I didn’t really like so much when I picked it up. What I didn’t know is that Poppy Brite wrote one of them! So given my love for her other novels, I just had to have that one. Lazarus Heart plays in good old New Orleans and a storm is coming, a hurricane, to be precise. The whole story starts from a crow’s point of view, which is quite strange but turns out to be a clever beginning. The crow witnesse [...]

    9. Pleh. This was NOT a great book. For obvious reasons, Poppy must have loved the whole Crow genre when she was writing her darker fiction. Unfortunately what came out of that was a lot of pretty imagery, and a story that went NOWHERE. Seriously, this had a deus ex machina wish-fulfillment ending that bugged the crap out of me. If you like blood and violence and angst-filled people wearing a lot of black, then you might like this. Nobody sets a stage better than Brite. But iff you like a little su [...]

    10. This was fairly ridiculous and, by the author's admission, more commercially driven than it was a labor of love (nothing wrong with that--we all gotta eat). That said, PZB (now Billy Martin) is always entertaining and I have found the creative trajectory of this author/artist to be completely fascinating. This was one of the few of his previous efforts I'd yet to read, so I guess I can now cross it off the bucket list.

    11. Don't let the campiness factor of the Crow series persuade you to skip this one. The element of camp, and the 90s love affair with all things Gothic in full effect, is done in a way that strikes of nostalgia more than derivation. Gender-bending, unusual relationships and avante garde art are all aspects of the story.All told, this tale features genuine creeping horror and an unique take on the crow legend.

    12. This is probably the best of the Crow spin-off books. Poppy Z. Brite blends wonderful (though sometimes gruesome)imagery with the tale of a brother and sister (the sister is a transsexual) and their lover, and the road to redemption against their killer. Can be hard to read at times, but read this over the other spin-off books.

    13. і поппі брайт, і "ворона-месника" (пам'ятаєте це скажено готичне кіно?) я люблю за атмосферу. проте якраз атмосфери в цій книжці виявилося мало. звісно, тут є цілий букет андрогінних готів, які в основному вмирають, і поетичні описи результатів роботи вбивці-маньяка, але все во [...]

    14. A deliciously grotesque adventure involving the Crow. Poppy did an amazing job portraying a contraversial topic as the GBLT community and the fetish crowd. I truly loved this book, not only because it's the Crow but because it's a book that really grabbed my attention. I certainly do recomend this to any fan of the Crow and anyone who's a fan of gore and pshycological thrills.

    15. I loved the dark magic of New Orleans and characters such as Lucrece and the old man who runs the magic store, however, the sheer horror and disgust for the villain and the things he did made this book difficult to enjoy.

    16. Although it's one of "The Crow" series, Poppy Z Brite's own voice, language and style really come through in the novel, taking just the essential idea of the crow books. A nice addition to the early horror influenced works from Poppy, but perhaps not as strong as some of the others.

    17. I am true enjoyer of anything that talks about the eternal love that one comes back for vengance. I love the spin that Poppy put on the storyline. It sits up there with James O'Barr's story. A great read.

    18. I expected more after reading Exquisite Corpse. Still enjoyed this book but found the story a bit weak and somewhat predictable. The plot was disappointing and the story felt rushed. I do like Poppy's writing style and appreciate the gruesome details.

    19. I liked this book. The storyline works well within the Crow universe and the characters are interesting.

    20. Being the first Poppy Z.Brite book I have ever read I really enjoyed it. Beeing only 200+ page made it an interesting short book to read. I was suprised.

    21. Harrowing and not for the faint of heart, the novel is all Brite - beautifully written, weaving grisly reality and fantasy to a tragic, yet oddly inspiring, conclusion.

    22. not my favorite pzb by a long shot, and the climax was kind of a mess, but even a subpar pzb is a damn good read.

    23. I can't believe I liked this franchise novel as much as I did, but it shocked me how brave Brite was with her characters and plot.

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