Devil Born Without Horns by Michael Lucas
Rudos and Rubes
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"Writing this smart is rarely, if ever, this funny; writing this funny is rarely, if ever, this smart. This tome is rife with insights and bellylaughs - more of each per square inch than anything I can remember reading. Ever."
- Boyd Rice
"Devil Born Without Horns truly is an outstanding read. Packed with sardonic wit and dark humor, the story is strikingly original, unexpectedly interesting, and brilliantly written....a beguiling read with appealing characters, a surprisingly credible plot, and refreshing effective pacing. If you like dark humor, this one’s definitely for you."
- Lawrence A. Kane, ForeWord Magazine
Modern day crime fiction generally falls squarely into one of two categories: dull “whodunits” that might more properly be labeled “who cares whodunits” or half-baked exercises in hard-boiled attitude.
In a field so overrun with generic output, we are tempted to call Devil Born Without Horns a breath of fresh air except that it might imply a sweetness and light that author Michael Lucas studiously avoids in this darkly humorous, but at times brutal, tale of crime and consumerism in the high-end furniture industry.
One advance reader called it “A Confederacy of Dunces as it might have been written by Charles Willeford and Jim Thompson,” which we find rather apt as capsule descriptions go.