John Waters stays true to his delightfully twisted writing style in his newest novel, Liarmouth. Known for bawdy and biting words and turning phrases that are in no way appropriate and therefore absolutely perfect, Waters has been keeping readers titillated for decades thanks to works like Pink Flamingos, Female Trouble, Hairspray, Cry-Baby, and Serial Mom, among others. In this article, L.A. Weekly Culture Editor Lina Lecaro reviews the book and interviews its author to gain insight into the inner workings of a beautiful mind. “It’s fetishistic and fantastical (there’s a psychic talking penis that puts Tommy Lee’s phallus to shame) but also smart, sarcastic and satiric. It makes for a sexy, sometimes cringey but mostly very funny read, and like most of his output, it’s boldly un-PC,” Lecaro writes.
Liarmouth (FSG Books)