By Tony O'Neill
“Sick City is enjoyable, twisted and brutal….O’Neill might be our generation’s Jim Thompson.”
— James Frey, writer of Bright glossy Morning
“Tony O’Neill works his L.A. humans the best way Dutch Leonard had his hand down the pants of each degenerate in his nice Detroit novels.”
— Barry Gifford, writer of Wild at Heart
From Tony O’Neill, the writer of Down and Out on homicide Mile and coauthor of the Neon Angel and the New York occasions bestselling Hero of the Underground, comes Sick City—a wild event of 2 junkies, Hollywood, and the Sharon Tate intercourse tape. Readers of Elmore Leonard (Get Shorty) and Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) will take nice savor Sick urban, “a disturbingly twisted experience via Hollywood’s underbelly with a degenerate solid of colorfully interwoven characters” (Slash).
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