Starting Mysterious Skin

Mysterious Skin
In my continual stop-and-start of book reading (I recently started, then stopped, Infinite Jest, then I started, then stopped, Speculum of the Other Woman [for the third time]), and now I’m starting yet another book. This time, though, I need to finish it since I’m seeing the movie it was based on in a couple of weeks.

My next book is Mysterious Skin by Scott Heim.

I don’t know too much about the book, except for the fact that is is probably gay-themed and involves alien abductions (that probably aren’t really done by aliens). I know nothing about the author, so this should be pretty exciting.

I’m reading it because on June 2, I will be seeing the film version of Mysterious Skin as part of the Seattle International Film Festival. Greg Araki, who directed two movies I absolutely love: The Doom Generation and Nowhere.

Araki’s other movies are very sexual and surreal. Nowhere, in fact, seems to have been very inspired by the Bret Easton Ellis novel Less Than Zero. The film version of Less Than Zero absolutely sucks, so I just pretend that Nowhere was the real adapatation.

That said, I’m excited to start reading this novel. With the except of Infinite Jest (which, of course, I took a break from reading), I haven’t read a nonfiction book for a few months (The Handmaid’s Tale was the last one I read).

2 thoughts on “Starting Mysterious Skin

  1. Mygod after seeing the moive mysterious skin. I am more scared then ever. I am 60 years old and have been sexaul assulted when I was in 3rd grade and then by tow school mate witha gun at there house at gun point. I have allway try to forgot andnevr think about it at all but after child abust most of my life I wanted to run adn runing from the house I john the Navy where i was sexauly assult bytwoofficer on ship and they also stab me with a merlin spike on my right leg afteri try toi fight them off I was hold hang over the fantail of the ship around 11 at night as they were going to drop me in the ocean and left to die. I sunmite as they had there way with me for 6 months before i was out ofthe Navy 15 year ago when in Nam. I have PTSD and OCD and S.I and have been asexaul most of my life guarded and confused and have struggle all my life and disquised who I am from everyone . I have had help from the VA for this and in the last 6 years i have learn how to coop and at the age of 60 years olf i realize that i am gaythowi really havent dontanything then a few times a year ago with someone. my mind have been in over drive and a roloer coster ride. I relaize after seeing the movie ” Mysteroius skinI realize I am so fuck up and i am also in a blacl hold

  2. Mygod after seeing the moive mysterious skin. I am more scared then ever. I am 60 years old and have been sexaul assulted when I was in 3rd grade and then by two school mate witha gun at there house at gun point. I have allway try to forgot and never think about it at all but after child abust most of my life I wanted to run adn runing from the house I join the Navy where I was sexauly assult by two officer on ship and they also stab me with a merlin spike on my right leg after I try to fight them off I was hold hang over the fantail of the ship around 11 at night as they were going to drop me in the ocean and left to die. I sunmite as they had there way with me for 6 months before I was out ofthe Navy 35 year ago when in Nam. I have PTSD and OCD and S.I and have been Asexaul most of my life guarded and confused and have struggle all my life and disquised who I am from everyone . I have had help from the VA for this and in the last 6 years I have learn how to coop and at the age of 60 years age I realize that I am gay thow I really havent done anything then a few times a year ago with someone. my mind have been in over drive and a roller coster ride. I relaize after seeing the movie ” Mysteroius skin I realize I am so fuck up and i am also in a blacl hold . I forgive everyone that did this to me but I hope God can forgive me.

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