This was the first novel of his that I've read, and I'm definitely interested in reading some more of his works. This book was not like any other that I have read although the topics may be familiar. Dead Babies is about youth, beauty, sex, violence and drugs and the whole time manages to keep a magical festive tone. This disgusting carnival is ultimately a satire in which "dead babies" refers to truth, the real world..which the characters in the story would love to avoid at any cost. And wouldn't we all sometimes.