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Penny Dreadful: A Novel

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If Chuck Palahniuk rewrote Jim Thompson, it might read something like the novels of Will Christopher Baer. These modern-day noir stories are electric tales of love gone awry, full of characters who put the "fun" back in dysfunction. Roll up your sleeves, sink your hands in up to the wrist, and enjoy a dirty, nasty bit of the ultraviolence with these brutal, stylish, unforgettable novels. Recommended by Bolton
Recommended by Chris Bolton, Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

When Phineas Poe is enlisted by his old ally, Detective Moon, to find a missing cop named Jimmy Sky, he is drawn into the Game of Tongues, a violent fantasy game played by the disaffected and delusional in the punk clubs, rooftops, and sewers of Denver. With everyone he meets possessing multiple personalities and his own identity slipping away, Poe realizes if he can hang on to his sanity long enough to find Jimmy Sky, he might just beat the game.

Review:

"Demanding, violently lighted changes of brainscape keep you blinking....Baer's over-the-top magic...will attract and lock in new members to his cult." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Baer's language is hip, spare, brutal, sometimes gorgeous....The payoff...is the voyeuristic glimpse the novel affords into the imaginary labyrinth inhabited by obsessive, nihilistic gothic gamers." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Baer is without a doubt a writer with talent and promise." Denver Post

Synopsis:

A claustrophobic tale of urban despair and existential noir, Penny Dreadful shares sensibilities with everything from the books of William Gibson and Neal Gaiman to the films Trainspotting and The Matrix and the webgames Doom and Myst.

About the Author

Will Christopher Baer is the author of Kiss Me, Judas and Hell's Half Acre. He lives in California.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596921078
Publisher:
MacAdam/Cage Publishing
Subject:
Thrillers
Author:
Baer, Will C.
Author:
Baer, Will Christopher
Author:
Baer, Will
Subject:
Missing persons
Subject:
Punk culture
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Suspense fiction
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Contemporary Thrillers
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
November 2006
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
309
Dimensions:
7.46x5.41x.89 in. .80 lbs.

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Penny Dreadful: A Novel
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Product details 309 pages MacAdam Cage - English 9781596921078 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

If Chuck Palahniuk rewrote Jim Thompson, it might read something like the novels of Will Christopher Baer. These modern-day noir stories are electric tales of love gone awry, full of characters who put the "fun" back in dysfunction. Roll up your sleeves, sink your hands in up to the wrist, and enjoy a dirty, nasty bit of the ultraviolence with these brutal, stylish, unforgettable novels. Recommended by Bolton

"Review" by , "Demanding, violently lighted changes of brainscape keep you blinking....Baer's over-the-top magic...will attract and lock in new members to his cult."
"Review" by , "Baer's language is hip, spare, brutal, sometimes gorgeous....The payoff...is the voyeuristic glimpse the novel affords into the imaginary labyrinth inhabited by obsessive, nihilistic gothic gamers."
"Review" by , "Baer is without a doubt a writer with talent and promise."
"Synopsis" by , A claustrophobic tale of urban despair and existential noir, Penny Dreadful shares sensibilities with everything from the books of William Gibson and Neal Gaiman to the films Trainspotting and The Matrix and the webgames Doom and Myst.
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