|Plot Summary of Party Monster|
|"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. "
Michelle L. Maher, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Party Monster|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
- criminal (killer)
Period of greatest activity?
Subject of Biography
- accused criminal
- emotionally unstable
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- mean, arrogant
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Average intelligence
- druggie/wino disease
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 10 ()
- New York
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Book makes you feel?
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
- eccentric personalities
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- male homosexuals doing their thing
- touching of anatomy
- use of artificial tools
- main character serviced by prostitute
- main character services as prostitute
Lot of foul language?
Commentary on society?
- wicked rich people
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very unfavorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
A LOT of info about personal vices?
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 76%-100% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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