Wednesday, March 21, 2012

#2 Lucky Bastard by S.G. Browne

If you’ve read either of S.G. Browne’s other novels, Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament or Fated, you’re going to walk into very familiar territory with Lucky Bastard. Scott has an extremely original voice in everything he’s written and Lucky Bastard does not disappoint.

Browne takes the normal supernatural elements that we’re so fond of in his books and invents a whole new realm. With every page, you’ll feel the twists and turns coming at you non-stop. The book does not let you put it down and you start questioning everything from your own morals to if such a luck poacher could actually exist. Scott has a way of seeing a world that doesn’t exist and hands it to you very matter-of-factly. He has an amazing talent for story-telling.  

Lucky Bastard is a fantastic mix of noir and light-hearted humor. It’s a fast-paced, witty, book and I’m sure that if you haven’t already fell in love with the guy’s writing, this novel will push you over the edge. When you finish the book three things will happen. 1. You’ll want to listen to some Barry Manilow. 2. You’ll question everyone that wants to shake your hand. And 3., You’ll be sad that you’re finished reading.

Lucky Bastard is going to be released April 17th, by Gallery Books. Also, look forward to his new short story book, Shooting Monkeys in a Barrel, coming out on March 27th!

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