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The Terror of Living

The Terror Of LivingIt's a good thing that Waite mentions No Country for Old Men in his acknowledgments, since his debut reads like a Pacific Northwest remake of Cormac...The Terror Of LivingMystery and Thriller, FictionIt's a good thing that Waite mentions No Country for Old Men in his acknowledgments, since his debut reads like a Pacific Northwest remake of Cormac...2011-02-09Little Brown & Company
Urban Waite, The Terror Of Living
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The Terror Of Living

Genre: Mystery and Thriller, Fiction; Author: Urban Waite; Status: In Season; Publisher: Little Brown & Company

It’s a good thing that Waite mentions No Country for Old Men in his acknowledgments, since his debut reads like a Pacific Northwest remake of Cormac McCarthy’s classic. In The Terror of Living, a drug deal gone wrong leads to violence and macho introspection; an inhuman killer, a heroic cop, and a morally compromised Everyman embark on a three-way chase through back roads and cheap motels. But Waite brings a nimble touch to the material. Throwaway lines are rendered with surprising delicacy, and Living’s knife-fetishist villain makes for an oddly endearing sociopath. Also, what a title! B

Originally posted February 9 2011 — 12:00 AM EST

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