- File Size: 566 KB
- Print Length: 186 pages
- Publication Date: January 2, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004HW7K6O
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #26,273 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Anthony Neil Smith starts this novel with the accelerator mashed to the floor, and doesn't let up until the last line. Not one of the characters are likable. They are petty thieves, murderers, rapists, manipulators, thugs, drug dealers, and crack whores. Smith makes no illusions about trying to redeem any of them.
From a readers point of view, it is a roller-coaster ride of a novel, with twists and turns and dives that lift your rear off the seat and hills that send your stomach to the floor. From a writers point of view, it is either suicide or pure genius. The characters are emotionally and physically handicapped. They cannot get any better than they are in the first pages. They are stunted before the story gets off the ground. And Smith pulls it off. He makes compelling characters out of the dregs of society. You're not so much rooting for them as wondering who makes it to the last page alive.
There are so many plot threads running through the story, it would be very easy to get tangled up, but Smith twists them to perfection. This story is dark and grim, but, like a train-wreck, you can't tear your eyes from it. The tension starts high and stays that way, the only relief coming with the humor at the ridiculous situations the characters get themselves into.
Bottom line: Good story, good dialogue, great characterization. This is not a story for the faint of heart. Certain images will probably stick with me for a long time. If you're looking for a light and easy afternoon read, pick something else. If you're into hard-core crime fiction, this is a book for you.
As a debut novel, in 2005, Anthony Smith did one hell of a job! This is very well written, fast paced intense, a definite, crazy as hell, page turner.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Crazy book! No redeemable characters. You start rooting for the least evil.Published 5 months ago by Corey Allen Burns
It's a joyride to and through hell in Neil Smith's "Psychosomatic." Expect the worst in the characters, then expect to like them just the way Smith bakes them like meat... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Benjamin Sobieck
I'm not sure what happened to the author to make him so damned cynical. Most of Anthony Neil Smith's characters are fairly unlikable. The ones in Psychosomatic are no exception. Read morePublished 13 months ago by johnchris
As soon as I started this book it reminded me of a movie I saw called "Boxing Helena", this story is totally different but the movie also involved a quad amputee. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Soleful
this book was really good.Great characters and storyline.I didn't get bored since there were so many things going on that kept my interest in this book. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Sandy McRae
This had many of the best qualities of pulp fiction -- headfirst hurdle into a story that doesn't stop, but instead speeds up as it twists and turns. Dark and violent. Read morePublished 18 months ago by George Monk
I was going to give this book five stars, but as I read past the first few chapters, the book began to get absurd, and it kept getting more and more absurd. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Michael McLarnon
A violent crime spree headed by an armless, legless sex kitten. Small time hoods attempt to up the ante. Murder and violence ensues.Published 19 months ago by Crystal
Lol this book is crazy! I have never read a book like it. Once again, non stop action with colorful characters and crazy plot twists and bizarre situationsPublished on January 16, 2014 by Merrick300
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