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Rash Paperback – June 1, 2001
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A horror story for the industrial generation. A totally convincing and compelling read. -- Martin Bowes, Attrition
Rash is amazing, a masterpiece of underground culture. I was seriously blown away. -- Flax Glor, producer of Radiation Nation TV Show
Romalotti's pointed social satire never overshadows his sympathy for the main players in this nightmare tale. An excellent read. -- Don DeGrazia, author of American Skin
About the Author
Charles Romalotti is the author of the novel Salad Days.
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Obviously, I have nothing but good things to say about this book, except that I had to stop reading it at some point. Fortunately, Romalotti takes care of that by promising a sequel in 2002 entitled Talon. In the meantime, I'll be turning my attention to his previous work, Salad Days, which seems to have garnered similar praise from everyone who has read it.
Though it might be classified by some as a Horror novel, I found the story to be extremely believable...most of the events depicted being plausible. The main characters could be the kids you see on St. Marks Place here in NYC, though the bulk of the story takes shape in Texas. The author has an amazing grasp of street life and the Punk subculture...the nuances, smells, and sounds seem to burst forth from each page intoxicating your mind, making it seem as if the you're a witness to these events first-hand, as opposed to just reading about them.
Discovering this new author was, to me, the equivalent of discovering a band that I'd previously never heard of which then becomes a new fave, resulting in countless trips to the used CD store in search of their other releases. Now I have to dig up a copy of his other novel, Salad Days.
According to the credits, this book is being developed into an indie motion picture (yeah!) and the author is now working on a sequel to this book as well, titled Talon. Good for us�I, for one, am hurting for another fix.