Old and Cold by Jim Nisbet

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The new noir tour de force by the riveting Jim Nisbet. What's a guy to do, when he lives under a bridge and has an unshakeable thirst for martinis? kill for cash. so goes the logic at the heart of Old and Cold, leading to a spree of hits that are sometimes perfectly executed, sometimes messy, set against the backdrop of San Francisco's beaches, bars, and murky darkened streets. told at breakneck speed in a bravura voice, this novel is Jim Nisbet's finest work yet, reminiscent of Jim Thompson at his best and Tarantino at his most irreverent. a tough and tender love letter to a city's underbelly, this is a shockingly funny tale of suspense that won't let you go.


 

About Jim Nisbet

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Jim Nisbet is the author of five volumes of poetry and nine novels, including Dark Companion, which was shorted-listed for the 2006 Hammett Prize, and Lethal Injection. He lives in San Francisco.
 
Published July 3, 2012 by Overlook. 160 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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There are lots of ruminations here, marinated in Andrei Rublev vodka (an in-joke by Nisbet, naming his fictional cocktail after a medieval painter of Orthodox icons), ranging from notes on the economy to mathematical expressions of alcoholism to clinical observations on the little humiliations of...

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Each chapter is one long paragraph in which the narrator muses on such matters as: “Think of the smart money as a Kantian object, the smart money maintains, a soulless monad whose existence is intuited only by the intellect and not perceived by the senses.” Readers should be prepared for a fl...

May 07 2012 | Read Full Review of Old and Cold

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