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Genuinely Dangerous Paperback – August 19, 2016
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"McCrary's prose practically bounces off the page ... An energetic tale (Genuinely Dangerous) that will make readers root for its disreputable characters."
- Kirkus Reviews
"A firebomb hurled at Hollywood leaving a trail of death a destruction in its wake. A slapstick crime caper that veers from documentary to action flick to snuff film. Genuinely Dangerous is exactly that - and so is author Mike McCrary."
- Eric Beetner author of RUMRUNNERS and THE DEVIL DOESN'T WANT ME
"I know a thing or two about what happens when a writer gets mixed up with criminals. McCrary nails it, spinning a dynamite yarn that could have come straight from my autobiography, BRACE YOURSELF (coming to a bookstore near you). Funny, violent, and a bit depraved. Brace Godfrey approves."
- Brace Godfrey, Anthony Award-nominated author of FELIZ NAVIDEAD and BLOOD & TACOS
"It's almost inhuman how frequently and effectively this book ups the ante on the reader. A blitz of mayhem that ends in spectacular--and hysterical--fashion."
- Rob Hart author of NEW YORKED and CITY OF ROSE
"I'm not sure who needs therapy more, McCrary or me. Not many books can make you squirm, laugh, and pump your fist. Genuinely Dangerous is one of a kind and McCrary's Jasper may be the most twisted hero this century."
- Tom Pitts author of HUSTLE, PIGGYBACK and host of Skid Row Chatter at Authors on the Air network
"Genuinely Dangerous is a sharp and witty immorality tale. It's the story of a man who has a really bad idea, and knows how to pull it off. Read this to your kids and teach them some lessons. (Maybe keep the matches away from them afterwards.) Mike McCrary can tell a story with just the right mix of pace, violence, and humor. He just made my Christmas list."
- Jay Stringer author of WAYS TO DIE IN GLASGOW
About the Author
Mike McCrary is a screenwriter and author. His short fiction has appeared in ThugLit, All Due Respect, Dark Corners, Out of the Gutter, Shotgun Honey and The Big Adios. Mike has been a waiter, securities trader, dishwasher, investment manager, and an unpaid Hollywood intern. He’s quit corporate America, come back, been fired, been promoted and fired again. Currently, he writes stories about questionable people who make questionable decisions.
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Action and nasty characters aplenty, this story isn't for the faint of heart. Our hero is a movie producer, with one hit, one failure, three failed marriagee, and an ex-friend going public about his fall from grace. He needs another hit, and he needs it now. Suddenly it hits him - a documentary filmed from the inside of a gang of bank robbers! Things get a little weird, violent, then very weird and very violent, very quickly.
I found myself both terrified and entranced at the same time - much like our hero, who dramatically descends into hell, his moral compass destroyed.
No spoilers, but there's lots of brutal violence, sex, and drugs. If you don't object to that, and fancy some exciting noir, read this book!
What keeps the story grounded, however, is McCrary's sense of satire.
Suddenly I was confronted with a dark palette of misfits, miscreants and monsters so bent, twisted, and mutilated, I found myself reading with my mouth hanging open. McCrary, confident puppetmaster that he is, masterfully crab-walked all these deeply flawed characters into a series of scenes so memorable they were like explosions going off. One particularly unforgettable blast - the rubber sheet scene - is so deliciously disgusting that the publisher demanded it be cut. McCrary refused. Which is why Genuinely Dangerous is now proudly self-published.
This kind of defiant refusal to compromise is what makes Genuinely Dangerous, and McCrary himself, well worth spending time with. If you call yourself a serious reader at all BUY THIS BOOK.
Not sure I can say that I "enjoyed" this descent into madness... but I laughed, I cried, and I stayed up WAY too late turning the pages. Mike, if you read this comment, I'm ready for the sequel!