- File Size: 847 KB
- Print Length: 272 pages
- Publisher: DarkFuse; 1 edition (December 17, 2016)
- Publication Date: December 17, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01N7JHE7Z
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #631,822 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Top Customer Reviews
A surreal and humorous trip into the world of the seedy hotel night auditor. A winner from Max Booth III. If the rest of his stuff is as good as this one, then I need to get to more of his work with a quickness. A solid 5 trippy Amazon owl stars.
But Isaac gets a breath of fresh air when a homeless bulimic girl enters his life. He falls deeply in love with her, despite his general misanthropy. His nihilism recedes in her presence, even if his self-hatred never wanes. But things start to unravel when Isaac runs afoul of a shoe selling redneck and his criminal brother, a co-worker gets her face eaten by owls, and dead bodies start to pile up when Isaac has nowhere to put them. Will our overweight hero ever get his new girl to love him as much as he loves her, or will the owls tear his face off with the help of a couple of dirty cowboys?
In Booth's latest mind-twister, he brings his signature black comedy to a tale of miserable servitude and dark hallucination. There are touches of David Lynch and Thomas Ligotti style strangeness, with some of that Coen Brothers humor, and a hefty dose of Chuck Palahniuk's angry-young-man rants. The book is laugh out loud funny, gory, vivid and filled with a seething hatred for one's fellow man. These are all the things I enjoy in a book.
I was once an angry young man. Now I'm a just-don't-give-a-damn-near-middle-age man. But I remember those dark days of anguish where I worked in a high-end grocery store and dealt with entitled soccer moms, and the brain melting 3am to 11am shift I once worked on a loading dock. I could really identify with Isaac, even if I've never had a conversation with an owl over where to hide the bodies. At least not that I can remember.
The Nightly Disease is a good-sized book, but it is a fast, easy read. Great stuff.
‘The Nightly Disease’ is a unique book and I doubt you will read anything quite like it in this year or the next. It certainly is a dark book, but filled with enough humour to keep it from becoming depressing. The writing is sharp and the novel moves at a more than brisk pace as Isaac spirals into madness. Isaac is a fully realised and realistic character. He has problems, like we all do, he makes mistakes, but at his core he is human. I’m not sure if he is the most likeable of people but if you have ever worked nights in any trade, especially in hospitality then there are certain aspects of his personality you will connect with. On the surface ‘The Nightly Disease’ is a darkly humorous tale of one mans struggle with life, but if you dig deeper then there is much more than meets the eye.
I suppose that ‘The Nightly Disease’ is a tricky one to pigeonhole, if you really wanted to then I guess you could say that it’s a Bizarro book. Whatever it is, it’s a great read from a writer you are never quite sure what you are going to get next, and here is where one of Booth’s strengths lie. One of the most original and thoughtful books of 2016.
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