Me and the Devil

Me and the Devil

A Novel

Book - 2012
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A raw and blazing novel by "the single, most brain-searingly dangerous man of letters. Read him at your peril." (Anthony Bourdain)

An aging New Yorker, a writer named Nick, feels life ebbing out of him. The world has gone to hell and Nick is so sick of it all that he can't even have a glass of champagne. Then one night he meets a tantalizing young woman who agrees to come back to his apartment. Their encounter is the most strangely extraordinary of his life. Propelled by uncontrollable, primordial desires, he enters a new and unimagined dimension of the forbidden and is filled with a sexual and spiritual ecstasy that is as intense as it is unholy.

Suddenly Nick's senses are alive. He feels strong, unconquerable, beyond all inhibition and earthly morality. He indulges in life's pleasures, pure and perverse, sublime and dangerous, from the delicate flavors of the perfect tomato to the fleshy beauty of a woman's thigh. But Nick's desire to sustain his rapture leads him to a madness and a darkness far greater and dreadful than have ever ridden the demon mares of night.

Writing in a lineage that includes Dante, William S. Burroughs, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Jr., and Hunter S. Thompson, Nick Tosches may be America's last real literary outlaw-a fearless, uncensorable seeker of our deepest secret truths and desires, from the basest to the most beautiful. Me and the Devil is outrageous, disturbing, and brilliant, a raw and blazing novel truly unlike any other. Like the man said: Read him at your peril.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316120975
0316120979
Branch Call Number: FICTION Tosches Nick 11/2012
Characteristics: 387 p. ;,25 cm.

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JohnK_KCMO Dec 05, 2016

Disappointing. I'm a huge fan of Nick Tosches but this one left me bored. Either he's off his game or I've gotten tired of his tune. I found this work solipsistic, unfocused, and bitter. A crabby old man yelling for the kids to get off his lawn. The plot is so ill-conceived that I barely noticed it. There's a violence here that doesn't feel transgressive so much as just plain violent. It isn't rebellious, it's revolting. It's a sad thing to see from someone as rock 'n' roll as Tosches. That said, he remains one of the great prose stylists of the modern era.

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gbjgaudet
Oct 18, 2014

Extreme vicious sexual activity portrayed.
Book best avoided unless you're into sadistic vampire sex and murder.

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