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One-Night Stan's [Kindle Edition]

Greg Sisco
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Welcome to Scud City -- The Worst Town in America


Scud is the kind of cesspool that's heaven if you want good drugs, dirty sex, and a nightly brush with death, and hell if you want anything else. And of all the decaying brothels and meth-spas in the city of dead dreams, One-Night Stan's is the last place any distinguished human would set foot, the kind of sleazy strip club where the floors are linoleum, the air is cigarette smoke, and the night isn't over till somebody's a corpse.

Over the course of one excruciatingly long night, two college students stumble across an orange duffel bag stuffed with hundred-dollar bills and they find themselves the target of a coke-fueled night club owner, a vicious nymphomaniac stripper who gets her jollies slicing extremities off others with a butterfly knife, and a Russian bouncer who once ripped a man in half "the long way." As their wild night goes progressively off the rails, their paths cross with an unprofessional and strangely hostile FBI agent who has arrived in town on the trail of a serial killer--a serial killer who has been carving up dancers on a cross country tour of seedy strip joints, but who may have just stumbled into the wrong club.

A Few Words from the Author


One-Night Stan's was inspired by the films of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie. I wanted to write a piece of thriller fiction that produced a similar effect, that feeling when you suppress your laughter because you don't want others to know how sick your sense of humor is. This is the kind of crime thriller you don't tell your loved ones you've read. I hope it will function as a piece of thrilling crime fiction for more civilized readers, and a brutal black comedy for those who don't mind laughing when a normal person might cover her eyes and squeal.


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"A story meant to be read and re-read...[Greg Sisco's] words are better than alcohol, drugs, and great sex combined." -JKP, The Manicheans

From the Author

One-Night Stan's was inspired by the films of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie. I wanted to write a piece of thriller fiction that produced a similar effect, that feeling when you suppress your laughter because you don't want others to know how sick your sense of humor is. This is the kind of crime thriller you don't tell your loved ones you've read. I hope it will function as a piece of thrilling crime fiction for more civilized readers, and a brutal black comedy for those who don't mind laughing when a normal person might cover her eyes and squeal.

-Greg Sisco

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  • File Size: 829 KB
  • Print Length: 332 pages
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006ONAEE4
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #339,198 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Disturbingly funny! January 7, 2012
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This was a fast paced comedy of errors with a high body count. There are lots of funny, engaging characters who are after the same bag of stolen money, cases of mistaken identity that don't end well, and it all made me laugh out loud while I was reading. This was a very bloody, disturbing, and humorous book. Highly recommended for anyone with a twisted sense of humor.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read! January 17, 2012
By LauraK
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I agree with another reviewer that this book reads like a movie. I could see the scenes as I read. It is filled with an ensemble of crazy, messed up, twisted individuals. The quest for the case of stolen money is like a tornado that whips around town, snatching people up, spinning them around, then spitting out their mangled corpses. Mistaken identities, bad decisions, alcohol and drug abuse, graphic violence, and profanity abound. It is shocking, sickening, intriguing, but somehow funny as well. I don't know how to describe how a book can be violent and gross and humorous at the same time, but if you just take my word for it and read the book you will see. The humor is inappropriate and wrong, but I still found myself laughing out loud while reading the book. The murder and mayhem are entertaining, but what takes the book from good to great is that the plot is very well-constructed, with several story lines, each with surprising twists, that continuously overlap.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Murder, Sex, Hilarity! October 9, 2012
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This was a wickedly funny but devilishly macabre novel with a number of violent deaths, innumerable instances of sex (mostly perverted), and marvellously funny. You'll feel guilty about enjoying yourself while reading this and wonder how can murder, sex, and perversion be so funny. Thank Mr. Sisco because he has taken the genre that we associate with authors like Hiaasen and taken to the not-for-the-squeamish level. Be aware that this book contains much foul language, many people being violently killed and mutilated, and lots of sex.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So Wrong, So Funny February 11, 2012
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I do not want to tell my parents or my grandchildren that I read this book. I especially do not want them to know how much I enjoyed it.
The violence is gruesome but rendered rather harmless as it becomes part of the overall comedic effect of the book. The comedy in this book won't appeal to everyone, but I think I grew up like the author and enjoy the sophomoric, sarcastic and unsettling humor that is liberally sprinkled throughout this book.
This book is like a cross between a Jude Apatow and Quintin Tarentino movie. Read it but don't let anyone know!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! December 22, 2012
By Andrew
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If Quentin Tarrantino and David Lynch were snapped up by evil space aliens, co-joined, and amped up on meth, cocaine, and steroids, they might have produced a story like this one. If you are offended by gratuitous sex and violence, or perhaps are an incontrovertible bible thumper, you will be less than pleased. I, however, found it to be quite clever and entertaining. It's like a humorous roller-coaster ride of non-stop mayhem. The characters are all pretty much amoral, unlikeable scumbags that the author manages to introduce, use, and dispatch in unique and gruesome ways. I hope for more by the same author!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OMG Don't Miss This! May 10, 2012
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I should not have liked this story. I mean I'm a little more than middle-aged and a woman, so this rather "male-oriented" story line shouldn't have hit my demographic appeal--but it does. I am so glad I picked this up. I can't wait to read more of this person's books. He's got a great writing style, filled with humor and very smooth to read, although I'm pretty sure he, himself, was quitting smoking when he wrote it. You'll understand that when you read about poor Jeremy. I just can't say enough about how much fun this book was to read. How often can you say that about a murder/thriller?
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Black Horror Comedy. Genius! February 18, 2012
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A fast paced, gritty, hard hitting, roller coaster ride! One Night Stan's is a seedy strip club in the wrong part of town with some very hot strippers, unfortunately one has a predilection for stabby things. Then there is Russian Bob, a guy who once ripped someone in half....the long way. Throw in a missing suitcase of money, a mob guy, some college kids looking to get out of town, some brilliant writing and you get one amazing black horror comedy of a book. Greg Sisco is a frickin genius. Do not miss this one.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome and funny as hell May 8, 2012
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I've been a follower of Greg Sisco's work for a lil while now. I knew right away when I clicked on his website url I'd find something interesting, but when I actually started reading his work, I realized he was a true gem. I'm not someone who gives compliments for the sake of being nice. I hate being nice actually. It's way too much work. But hey, this guy deserves recognition because he's gifted. He's funny, smart and crazy. His stories belong to another world, a malicious, witty, hilarious and addictive world. His words are better than alcohol, drugs and great sex combined. I loved Thicker than Water, and I loved One Night Stan's.

What would you do if you got a hold of $250,000 by accident after spending all your paycheck money at a cheap strip joint because you're too lame to get yourself a real girlfriend? I'm not a guy, but I imagine I'd keep it. If it no one claims it's their dough, why bother looking for a legitimate owner - possibly mobster or serial killer - fate decided of my future and I'll end up on a sunny beach sipping a cool fresh fruit margarita with my toes in the whitest sand you've ever found... Does it sound too good to be true? After too many drinks, no, it doesn't.

One Night Stan's takes you on a ride, and what a ride. It's bloody, it's gruesome, it's gross, and mostly, it's funny. Greg Sisco achieved once again a story meant to be read and re-read. I'd love to see the One Night Stan's movie. I'm pretty convinced it'd become a cult-classic.

So what are you waiting for? Move your a** and buy this book.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Too disgusting to finish
I was asked to review this book, or I would not even bother. Perhaps it not fair, but I gave it a one because it was so gross, I could not finish. Read more
Published 4 days ago by connie
1.0 out of 5 stars Not a review
I'd give it 0 if possible. In the first 2 sentences there are 8 dirty words. I read another 2 pages and deleted this.
Published 1 month ago by Jorjie
3.0 out of 5 stars Strange Book
this was a graphically GRUESOME COMEDY. Unique to say the least. Would I recommend it...NO
Published 2 months ago by Bon
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun, wild ride
Definitely will be reading more from Greg Sisco. Clearly, he has a way out of the box approach and it is a blast to read.
Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars A dark, disturbing yet fun ride
It was a dark and disturbing book on many levels, and also the most fun I've had while reading in some time. Read more
Published 5 months ago by J. Bensen
5.0 out of 5 stars A fast paced great read
I, like others that have written reviews, had trouble putting this one down. It was comical, full of suspense, and very entertaining. Thoroughly enjoyed.
Published 15 months ago by Tara Tannenbaum
5.0 out of 5 stars "JAW DROPPER"
Amazing!!! I finished the book in 3 hrs. I couldn't put it down. I would love to see this turned into a film. That I would see!!! Keep up the great works!!!
Published on April 14, 2013 by Krystal W
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
I'm actually re-reading this book at the present. Iike the hard boiled writing style of the author. Just enough gore to keep it interesting.
Published on March 25, 2013 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars A guys book b#tches, boobs, and blood.
If this book doesn't grab you in the first paragraph then this book isn't for you. It's funny, it's gory, it's twisted, and sometimes it's just messed up. Read more
Published on February 21, 2013 by mike
4.0 out of 5 stars Disturbing, in a fun way
Strippers, murder and money is what you'll find at One Night Stan's. This story jumps right into the action and moves forward at breakneck speed. Read more
Published on February 17, 2013 by reader3278
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More About the Author

There are two personality traits I can recall possessing for just about as far back as my memory will serve. The first is a love of writing and the second is a malicious sense of humor.

Since childhood, I have been the person who roots for the bad guy in movies and laughs when Bambi's mom gets shot. I take interest in the flaws of a character more than the heroic characteristics, which have a tendency to bore me. I find humor in places I probably shouldn't.

I started writing short stories and screenplays shortly after I learned to construct a sentence and haven't stopped since. As a high school student I wrote and shot home movies in my spare time while performing stand up comedy weekly at a talent show. I also wrote short stories with titles like Teacher Slayers (for which I am still astounded that I was not expelled).

My writing is typically bleak and violent with a fun, satirical edge that should tickle the funny-bones of anyone who is as sick as I am.

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