I read Blood and Guts in High School by Kathy Acker. Definitely provocative, edgy and, uh, even confusing in places. I liked it quite a bit though.
Here are a few paragraphs that I liked:
Having cancer is like having a baby. If you’re a woman and you can’t have a baby ’cause you’re starving poor or ’cause no man wants anything to do with you or ’cause you’re lonely and miserable and frightened and totally insane, you might as well get cancer. You can feel your lump and you nurse, knowing it will always get bigger. It eats you, and, gradually, you learn, as all good mothers learn, to love yourself.
Once upon a time there was a materialistic society one of the results of this materialism was a ‘sexual revolution’. Since the materialistic society had succeeded in separating sex from every possible feeling, all you girls can now go spread your legs as much as you want ’cause it’s sooo easy to fuck it’s sooo easy to be a robot it’s sooo easy not to feel. Sex in America is S & M.
Doing what I want to is dangerous ’cause I can get really hurt. So I lie to people. I say ‘I love living alone.’ … But I really want what I want. These aren’t passing emotions. These are my characteristics.
By love do I just mean satisfaction of the needs created by my characteristics?
The woman who lives her life according to nonmaterialistic ideals is the wild antisocial monster; the more openly she does so, the more everyone hates her.