The Terror Of Living 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… The Terror Of Living 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… 2011-02-07 Fiction Mystery and Thriller Little Brown & Company
Book Review

The Terror of Living (2011)

Urban Waite, The Terror Of Living
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Feb 07, 2011; Writer: Urban Waite; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; 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 Feb 09, 2011 Published in issue #1142 Feb 18, 2011 Order article reprints
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