Warriors B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | May 5, 2015

    Leonard Mlodinow: IMG The Fragility of Grand Discoveries



    When I was in graduate school at Berkeley I was offered a prestigious fellowship to study for a year in Germany, but I decided it would be a... Continue »
    1. $19.57 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$8.50
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Burnside Mystery- A to Z

More copies of this ISBN

Twisted City (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)

by

Twisted City (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

From the acclaimed noir novelist Jason Starr comes this savage portrait of a misanthropic man stuck in a New York nightmare. Written in caustic, streamlined prose, Twisted City is a chilling depiction of how quickly one's life can take a turn for the worst.

Times are tough for David Miller, a journalist for a second-rate financial magazine who hates his boss, is tired of supporting his girlfriend's partying lifestyle, and recently lost his sister to cancer. But things are about to get much worse. When he loses his wallet in a midtown bar, he is launched into a world where he finds himself being blackmailed by junkies, lying to his friends and family, and stumbling into a crime that may cost him his life.

Review:

"After fumbling a casual pickup in a bar, financial journalist David Miller realizes his wallet has been lifted, and he quickly descends into Manhattan's underbelly in Starr's sinister black comedy. Life has been rough lately: deeply depressed after the death of his beloved sister, David lost his job with the Wall Street Journal. He hates his new job and despises his younger live-in girlfriend, who seems more and more psychotic every day. But that was yesterday — today he's negotiating in a sweltering closed-in room in an Alphabet City tenement with a junkie hooker who claims she 'found' his wallet. David knows she must be in on the sting, and the wallet isn't that important except for his favorite picture of his sister he keeps in it. But from facing mere extortion, it takes only a few hours for the reporter to find himself vertiginously plunged into murder and blackmail. Starr (Tough Luck), an heir of the bleakly noir mantle of Jim Thompson, is a master at portraying New York as a city of the damned. In David he gives his ever-expanding cult readership a normal guy, calmly accepting a ticket to hell, where an ending worthy of Charles Willeford at his most absurd awaits him. (July 2) FYI: Starr has been hired to write an original screenplay for Halle Berry." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Jason Starr's terrific and Twisted City is one of his best. Starr knows what James M. Cain knew: that a whole world of evil lies right on the edge of the everyday world and you can cross the border in a city minute. His stuff is tough and real and brilliant." Andrew Klavan, author of Dynamite Road

Review:

"To the obsessive emotionality of a Cornell Woolrich and the gleeful nihilism of a Charles Willeford, Jason Starr adds his own twenty-first century urban weirdness. Funny, sick and harrowing, often all at once, Twisted City more than lives up to its title, and I enjoyed it tremendously." Scott Philips, author of The Ice Harvest

Review:

"Jason Starr is the first writer of his generation to convincingly update the modern crime novel by giving it provocative new spins." Bret Easton Ellis

Review:

"A throwback to the spare, snappy crime writing of Jim Thompson and James M. Cain." Entertainment Weekly

Review:

"A terrifically taut writer." The Baltimore Sun

About the Author

Jason Starr is the multi-award-winning author of six previous novels. He was born and raised in Brooklyn, and now lives in Manhattan with his wife and daughter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400075065
Author:
Starr, Jason
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York
Subject:
Journalists
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Hard-Boiled
Subject:
Extortion
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Crime/Black Lizard Original
Series Volume:
334
Publication Date:
20040713
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.06x5.22x.61 in. .42 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. The Damascened Blade: The Third... Used Hardcover $10.95
  2. Misdemeanor Man Used Trade Paper $3.50
  3. In Matto's Realm: A Sergeant Studer... Used Trade Paper $7.95
  4. Nothing More Than Murder (Vintage... Used Trade Paper $10.50
  5. Sick Puppy
    Used Mass Market $2.50
  6. Bust (Hard Case Crime) Used Mass Market $4.95

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z

Twisted City (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard) Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$8.50 In Stock
Product details 256 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9781400075065 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "After fumbling a casual pickup in a bar, financial journalist David Miller realizes his wallet has been lifted, and he quickly descends into Manhattan's underbelly in Starr's sinister black comedy. Life has been rough lately: deeply depressed after the death of his beloved sister, David lost his job with the Wall Street Journal. He hates his new job and despises his younger live-in girlfriend, who seems more and more psychotic every day. But that was yesterday — today he's negotiating in a sweltering closed-in room in an Alphabet City tenement with a junkie hooker who claims she 'found' his wallet. David knows she must be in on the sting, and the wallet isn't that important except for his favorite picture of his sister he keeps in it. But from facing mere extortion, it takes only a few hours for the reporter to find himself vertiginously plunged into murder and blackmail. Starr (Tough Luck), an heir of the bleakly noir mantle of Jim Thompson, is a master at portraying New York as a city of the damned. In David he gives his ever-expanding cult readership a normal guy, calmly accepting a ticket to hell, where an ending worthy of Charles Willeford at his most absurd awaits him. (July 2) FYI: Starr has been hired to write an original screenplay for Halle Berry." Publishers Weekly (Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Jason Starr's terrific and Twisted City is one of his best. Starr knows what James M. Cain knew: that a whole world of evil lies right on the edge of the everyday world and you can cross the border in a city minute. His stuff is tough and real and brilliant."
"Review" by , "To the obsessive emotionality of a Cornell Woolrich and the gleeful nihilism of a Charles Willeford, Jason Starr adds his own twenty-first century urban weirdness. Funny, sick and harrowing, often all at once, Twisted City more than lives up to its title, and I enjoyed it tremendously."
"Review" by , "Jason Starr is the first writer of his generation to convincingly update the modern crime novel by giving it provocative new spins."
"Review" by , "A throwback to the spare, snappy crime writing of Jim Thompson and James M. Cain."
"Review" by , "A terrifically taut writer."
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.