“A road novel about kidnapping that has reviewers reaching for their thesauruses to describe how disturbing and gruesome it is — and how pleasurable.”—Toronto Star
“In any language, ‘Perfect Days’ may be the most original and viscerally explicit novel you'll read this year . . . This novel — not for readers with delicate dispositions — is cringe-inducing and utterly monstrous. Filled with plot twists, violence and nail-biting scenes, this tale of psychological suspense uses pitch-black humor as its release valve. Montes makes you laugh, even as he makes you feel bad about doing it.”—Chicago Tribune
“Raphael is an author who masterfully controls tension during the narrative. In his writing, it is possible to see the influence of suspense masters such as Patricia Highsmith, Agatha Christie and Jim Thompson. Even stronger are the cinematic influences: Raphael Montes is a mixture of Alfred Hitchcock’s suspense with Quentin Tarantino’s black comedy. Not surprisingly, the book has an electrifying pace, full of shocking and macabre twists and turns.”—The Guardian
From the Hardcover edition.