By Nick Tosches
A uncooked and blazing novel by means of "the unmarried, so much brain-searingly risky guy of letters. learn him at your peril." (Anthony Bourdain)
An getting older New Yorker, a author named Nick, feels existence ebbing out of him. the area has long gone to hell and Nick is so ailing of all of it that he can't also have a glass of champagne. Then one evening he meets a tantalizing younger lady who has the same opinion again to his condo. Their stumble upon is the main surprisingly outstanding of his existence. Propelled via uncontrollable, primordial wants, he enters a brand new and unimagined measurement of the forbidden and is full of a sexual and religious ecstasy that's as extreme because it is unholy.
Suddenly Nick's senses are alive. He feels powerful, unconquerable, past all inhibition and earthly morality. He indulges in life's pleasures, natural and perverse, elegant and unsafe, from the fragile flavors of the best tomato to the fleshy fantastic thing about a woman's thigh. yet Nick's wish to maintain his rapture leads him to a insanity and a darkness a ways better and dreadful than have ever ridden the demon mares of night.
Writing in a lineage that comes with Dante, William S. Burroughs, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Jr., and Hunter S. Thompson, Nick Tosches can be America's final genuine literary outlaw-a fearless, uncensorable seeker of our inner most mystery truths and needs, from the basest to the main appealing. Me and the Devil is outrageous, nerve-racking, and superb, a uncooked and blazing novel really in contrast to the other. just like the guy acknowledged: learn him at your peril.
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She noticed blood on the back of her hand and wiped it off on the wall, adding it to the red splatters already there. Richard thought he might throw up. He couldn't believe they were alive. It didn't seem possible. What was the thunder without sound? And the pain he felt when it had happened? He had never felt anything like it before. He shuddered recalling it. Whatever it was, she had something to do with it, and it had saved his life. Something unearthly had occurred, and he wasn't at all sure he wanted to know what it was.
In her own time she would tell him her secrets, if she wanted to, but he would not try to force her. Everyone had secrets; he certainly had his own. In fact, with his father's murder and with today's events he felt those secrets stirring unpleasantly in the back of his mind. " She didn't look at him, but nodded her agreement. Richard got to his feet. His head hurt, his hand hurt, and now he realized his chest hurt where the man had hit him. To top it off he remembered he was hungry. Michael! He had forgotten about his brother's party.
It had been well over an hour since they had come out of the trees, climbing steadily upward, into the sun. They were heading east on the ledges before the trail cut back to the west later. The men, if they had followed, would have to look into the sun to see them. Richard kept them crouched as low as possible and checked over his shoulder often as they climbed, scanning for any sign of the men. When he had seen them by Trunt Lake they were staying well hidden, but it was too open out here for them to hide.