by Joyce Carol Oates
“Spider Monkey” is a very strange story, told in an even stranger way. It’s reminiscent of “A Walk on the Wild Side,” but a lot more difficult to read. The writing style seems to try to emulate the thought process of a maniac. And it’s very uncomfortable inside Bobby’s mind. Joyce Carol Oates once described “Spider Monkey,” as “The most disgusting thing I ever wrote….” I certainly hope so!