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The main character, Michael Alig, has murdered his roomate/friend/drug dealer and is now serving time in prison. This is the story of how that murder came to be. It is written by James St. James, a mutual friend of both the killer and the victim. He tells the story of how Michael Alig came to become a "Club Kid" as well as a successful party promoter in New York in the late 1980's thru the 1990's. He begans a downward spiral in a world of drugs and perversions, eventually killing his roomate in a drug-crazed stupor, chopping up the body and tossing it in the river.
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The review of this Book prepared by Michelle L. Maher

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Plot & Themes

job/profession:    -   criminal (killer) Job/profession/poverty story    -   Yes Period of greatest activity?    -   1950+

Subject of Biography

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   accused criminal Ethnicity    -   White Nationality    -   American


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   10 () City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York Century:    -   1980's-Present

Writing Style

Book makes you feel?    -   concerned    -   like laughing Graphic sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   male homosexuality    -   licking    -   use of artificial tools    -   orgies    -   main character serviced by prostitute Pictures/Illustrations?    -   None How much dialogue in bio?    -   significantly more descript than dialog How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?    -   76%-100% of book

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