Books: Borderline Psychotic

LAST EXIT TO BROOKLYN by Hubert Selby Jr. 304 pages. Grove Press. $5.

This is Grove Press's extra special dirty book for fall. Apparently on the assumption that literary sex and violence, like heroin addiction, only gives kicks when the dosage is steadily increased, this new offering is even more extreme than Naked Lunch, City of Night, or any of Grove's earlier peddlings in the same line.

Last Exit is a series of six stories, loosely linked by shared characters and unremitting violence, to make up a novel about the waterfront slums of Brooklyn. In...

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