This book is at once very funny, genuinely frightening, elegantly crafted, and boasts one of the most truly frightening villains I have ever encountered in print or film
LOS ANGELES, CA (PRWEB) August 10, 2012
George Putnam takes readers into the forgotten, decomposing neighborhoods of inner-city Los Angeles and illuminates the threadbare, desperate lives of its denizens in his gritty novel, “The Honey Bubble” (published by iUniverse).
Three owners of borderline skid-row gin mills hatch an ill-conceived scheme to boost their revenues by eliminating the competition. But their competition is the only decent guy around, it seems: the owner/operator of the only watering hole in the area where it’s safe to trust the ice.
When the intended victim’s bodyguard gets wind of the three co-conspirators and their wannabe deadly plot, the whole landscape darkens. The second half of the novel becomes an accelerating, cinematic slide into a demonic and violent denouement and with a thrilling climax.
An excerpt from “The Honey Bubble”:
“Curly Peetz couldn’t afford a drink that night. Kenny had given him a free one, but it got stale long before Curly finished it. A fresh drink would have occupied his mouth – the lazy way he took a sip every five minutes or so and swooshed it around a good minute like a pretentious wine taster before swallowing – and therefore he might not have talked on and on until Kenny couldn’t stand it anymore. When the breaking point finally came, Kenny angrily phoned another bar owner down the street to help him set up the murder of the man he held responsible for his own desperate, fragile existence. Other than that, it was a normal night at Kenny’s.”
Praise for “The Honey Bubble”:
“This book is at once very funny, genuinely frightening, elegantly crafted, and boasts one of the most truly frightening villains I have ever encountered in print or film.”
—Rodney Deming, screenwriter
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