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"Crisp dialogue, brisk pacing, dark yet compassionate comedy . . . A remarkable feat of the imagination."--Newsday
"Moving, buoyant, and utterly true . . . Last Last Chance isn't your average novel, thanks in no small part to Maazel's funny, lacerating prose. . . . Maazel is such a fine, precise writer, she can convince the reader of almost anything."--The New York Times Book Review
"Maazel writes with a kind of ecstatic swagger--freewheeling and cocksure, intelligent and loopy and funny as hell."--Slate.com
"Lithe prose, crackling wit, and a deep appreciation for the absurdity, spirtual poverty, and occasional nobility of Americans in a time of extreme crisis."--Time Out New York
"Read this book now for the sentence-by-sentence brilliance of Maazel's inimitable voice. . . . Maazel was born in 1975, but her imagination has been on fire for a thousand years."--Joshua Ferris, author of Then We Came to the End
Be prepared to climb into a junkies head. The sentence patterns create this jerky, racing rhythm that really adds to the atmosphere and character of the narrator. Read morePublished on June 18, 2009 by K. McClish
Though not the typical type of book I pick up, Fiona Maazel's debut is definitely going on my list of top fiction books. Read morePublished on June 13, 2009 by April
With the news filled with talk of the swine flu, Fiona Maazel's debut novel Last Last Chance, and its storyline of the release of a superplague, seems prescient. Read morePublished on May 19, 2009 by Diane
Last Last put me off at first: it started out too clever by half, dazzling, and show-offy in its originality and writing. Read morePublished on July 31, 2008 by Crescent Dragonwagon