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Bret R. Wright s Nasty floors the accelerator on the first page and doesn t hit the brakes until you close the back cover. Nate Nasty Jepson is a Seattle P.I., as adept at busting cheating spouses as he is locating the perfect burrito. Wright dials up the action as Nasty gets caught in a world of kidnapping, drug-smuggling, and murder, and the only thing flying faster than the bullets are Nasty s wiseass asides. Any fan of crime fiction searching for a propulsive, entertaining read to sate their appetite need only remember one thing: It s time to get Nasty. --Kerry Dunn, author of Joe Peace
Bret R. Wright s Nasty floors the accelerator on the first page and doesn t hit the brakes until you close the back cover. Nate Nasty Jepson is a Seattle P.I., as adept at busting cheating spouses as he is locating the perfect burrito. Wright dials up the action as Nasty gets caught in a world of kidnapping, drug-smuggling, and murder, and the only thing flying faster than the bullets are Nasty s wiseass asides. Any fan of crime fiction searching for a propulsive, entertaining read to sate their appetite need only remember one thing: It s time to get Nasty. --Kerry Dunn, author of Joe Peace --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
- File Size : 2017 KB
- ASIN : B00N28OM10
- Print Length : 307 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Courtney Literary; First Edition (August 25, 2014)
- Publication Date : August 25, 2014
- Text-to-Speech : Not enabled
- Language: : English
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1502306557
- Simultaneous Device Usage : Unlimited
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,796,488 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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That and the sentence, "Damn, damn, damn, and damn" are simply brilliant, ha-ha!
The first 20 pages are intense, hilarious, and descriptive as h*ll and had me hooked immediately!
It was tempting to give a chapter-by-chapter (or in some cases, a page-by-page) review as I was reading this because, seriously, this is some GREAT reading!!
Wright’s attention to detail, and the patience in which he writes with is astonishing. And, his sense of humor is friggin’ awesome!
Good example is a chapter title like "Dance of the Middle Fingers". Very original!
(Would make a h*ll of a song title!)
Oh, another thing I loved in "Nasty" is the awesome homoerotic verbal interplay between Nate and his friend (sorry, I'm blanking on his name at the moment).
That sh*t was on par with some stuff Peter Straub has done in a couple of his novels, and what Stephen King did in my favorite chapter of "The Shining", Conversations at the Party.
Something else I really liked is that I could hear music behind certain scenes, and could so easily visualize seeing them as if watching a really good well made movie. But, as visual as it was, and so easy to picture scenes playing out like a movie, I kept realizing there is no way any filmmaker can do it justice, because the best aspect of it all was Bret's 'voice' throughout, the inside thoughts, random musings, unless there was narration throughout.
I used to be proud of my new novel “Secret Agent 00-Behave!” until I started reading this, and now, I'm like forget that garbage, I'm gonna promote this instead, ha-ha. 😉
But, seriously, it is great writing!!
While reading, there was only one time I felt the inner editor in me come out, and it was right after Janis was taken, and Nate started his trek to find info on fireworks.
When it was mentioned that he had no luck at the first three places, I expected it to then jump to him going on to the next place, but then when Wright so brilliantly referenced back to all three places later with important info (or characters), I kind of felt like an idiot for not seeing that coming.
Oh, and really loved the female characters!
This is one awesome novel I can’t recommend highly enough! If you’ve not read it, you are missing out on something really great!
And what an amazing author! Like Ellroy and Leonard combined, but better.
Can't wait to read "Nasty People"
The story strings the reader along as a good mystery does, by tantalizing us with unanswered questions and giving us clues that raise still more questions. Even more significantly, the solutions to the various mysteries make sense without being predictable -- something a lot of mystery writers can't pull off.
For me, there were a couple of coincidences that stretched my credulity a bit, and the book could have used one more copy edit (I can relate), but these are minor issues that didn't detract from my enjoyment of the story.
Wright has a solid, well-told, entertaining book his first time out of the gate. I can't wait to read what he offers us next!
The tone of this has a lot in common with the hard boiled detective stories of old, but I felt like it had a lot more heart. Nate isn't a caricature—he has some demons, sure, but he is also balanced—a good person who has just been through some stuff. I also loved the Pacific Northwest setting, though that may be because I have roots there myself.
Overall I loved the tension, story and the nice sprinkling of humor to keep this balanced. And excellent debut.
I'd definitely read more by this author!