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"There are many things to love about Charlie Huston's fiction-he's a brilliant storyteller, and writes the best dialogue since George V. Higgins-but what pushes my personal happy-button is his morbid sense of humor and seemingly effortless ability to create scary/funny bad guys who make Beavis and Butthead look like Rhodes Scholars. [Charlie Huston has] written several very good books, but this is the first authentically great one, a runaway freight that feels like a combination of William Burroughs and James Ellroy. Mystic Arts is, however, fiercely original-very much its own thing."--Stephen King
"Smoking-hot... scorchingly good dialogue and banner-worthy chapter headings (like "Till His Neighbors Smelled Him" and "To Keep Him From Crushing My Spine."). And Mr. Huston, whose own brain matter is as much on display as the stuff that gets spattered here, finally delivers a book that anyone can admire. No strong stomach required."--"New York Times"
"Huston has outdone himself by introducing disaster-prone Web Goodhue, the star of a comic masterpiece called The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death...Charlie Huston has for several years been one of the best-kept secrets in American fiction; this novel might move him into the mainstream. If you believe that the world is mad-a position that with each passing day becomes easier to accept-The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death will provide welcome support for your view. The novel had me laughing out loud many times, but of course, like all the best comic fiction ("Catch-22" and "Portnoy's Complaint" come to mind), at bottom it is deadly serious. Life is violent, messy and all too short, and laughter is the bestrevenge."--"Washington Post"
"Just when you think you've caught up with him on the curve, Charlie Huston drives right off the cliff, landing on a road no one else could see...Shockingly original...The outlandish characters are brazen originals, and the dialogue is the roar of a death-defying talent."--"New York Times Book Review"
"A witty and amusing dark tale of friendship and family and all the problems that come with both. Web is a likeable character in spite of his personality disorder, one that the reader wants to see come out on top, which makes the book that much more fun to read."--bookbitch.com
"Though most of the characters have all the noir subtlety of "Sin City," this hard-shelled novel has a soft, sweet centre. Searching for a measure of healing and to repair the damage done them by their parents and the world, the good characters struggle toward redemption. [Huston] has found a way to cast a whole new generation into the noir genre and that can only be a good thing for its future."--reviewingtheevidence.com
"Genre writers too often set the hook quickly and hard, glossing over the subtleties of character in their haste to reel in the reader, ultimately using plot as a club. Not so Huston...The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death is as darkly funny as it is graceful, not necessarily what you'd expect given that it's a novel about a guy whose livelihood involves mopping up blood and bone fragments...If one tends to find humor in unlikely places, Huston has created a work that is sly, twisted and surprising-one well worth the investment of time."--"Denver Post"
"Huston's novels are among the most imaginative and compelling in the mystery and thrillergenres...In The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death, Huston finds pathos and the sublime in a story about an occupation for which there is no training or career path."--"Pittsburgh Tribune --Pittsburgh Tribune
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Descripción Ballantine Books, New York, NY, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. First Edition. First edition, first printing. Bottom spine lightly bumped. Dust jacket in Mylar. Nº de ref. de la librería 001547
Descripción Ballantine Books, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 034550111X
Descripción Ballantine Books, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. First Edition. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX034550111X
Descripción Ballantine Books, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Nº de ref. de la librería P11034550111X
Descripción Ballantine Books, New York, 2009. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Fine. First Edition - First Printing. 8vo - over 7?" - 9?" tall. First edition, first printing with a full number line starting with a 1. A very fine and unread copy in a very fine dust jacket, now in a clear removable protective cover. Bubble wrapped and shipped in a well padded, sturdy box, not an envelope. A finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Novel. Author of the `Joe Pitt Casebooks, the Henry Thompson Trilogy, and "The Shotgun Rule". SIGNED by Charlie Huston on the title page. Not inscribed, price clipped, remaindered or otherwise marked. Lovely copy. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 011145