‘In a class with those great, dark sweeping novels of madness and decay, Moby Dick and Dracula’ Patrick McGrath
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‘In sustained breathtaking language of genuine poetic authority it depicts the collapse of the last American frontier. The characters inhabiting that frontier are strange, ghostly, complex figures – all believable, all recognizable – and it is Denis Johnson’s accomplishment here to have penetrated, understood and represented the extraordinary weirdness and richness of their minds. A grim tale of revenge snakes through it all, lending tension and momentum to this wildly beautiful story of a terminal landscape and its population of lost and drifting souls’ Patrick McGrath ‘Already Dead is California noir transcended by inspiration. It’s harrowing and hilarious, tough without trying to be, purely and beautifully written. There isn’t an American voice I love listening to more than Denis Johnson’s’ Michael Herr ‘Already Dead is a novel like no other, a wild ride through an imagination endlessly surprising and darkly profound in its apprehensions of our condition. From his fearsome inventions and singular voice, Johnson fashions religious art of the order of Brighton Rock and the paintings of Bosch and Breughel, yet shot through with revelations that startle us into laughter – even, though we hardly believe it’s happening, into something like hope. Already Dead is a novel to welcome and celebrate’ Tobias Wolff ‘Once Denis Johnson gets his hooks into you – it takes about two sentences – it’s pretty much impossible to stop reading’ New York Times Book Review
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1997. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Nelson Fairchild, Jr., has a Thriving Marijuana business in California's lush redwood country -- and some serious problems. His marriage has gone to pot, and he may lose his land, cash, and crop in the divorce settlement. What's more, in need of some quick cash, Nelson had foolishly agreed to smuggle $90,000 worth of cocaine through customs for Harry Lally, Jr., a major player in a drug syndicate. Chickening out just before bringing the drugs through, he flushes the powder. Now Lally wants him dead, and two goons are hot on his trail. Desperate, terrified, and alone, for Nelson, there may be only one way out.Denis Johnson's biggest and most complex book yet, Already Dead is "a fiercely poetic tour de force. It's also a hell of a read" (Details).The highly acclaimed novel from one of today's most fascinating writers, Already Dead "offers just about everything that thriller buyers look for: drugs, booze, sex, murderous violence, a soupcon of the supernatural and a large cast of enterprising psychopaths" (Time)."Mr. Johnson writes beautifully, with energy and grace, as though his hands were on fire and his head caked in ice. Every page boasts exhilarating flights of Mr. Johnson's prose". -- New York Observer"What makes this book impossible to put down . is the operatic grandeur of Johnson's prose, which is sometimes beautiful and often hypnotic". -- People. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0060187379
Book Description Harpercollins, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060187379
Book Description Harpercollins, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060187379
Book Description Harpercollins, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060187379