Me and the Devil (2012) Nick Tosches is best known for penning erudite, bad-behavior-obsessed biographies that often read like novels. So it makes sense that this erudite, bad-behavior-obsessed novel Me… 2012-12-04 Fiction Little, Brown and Company
Book Review

Me and the Devil (2012)

ME AND THE DEVIL Nick Tosches
ME AND THE DEVIL Nick Tosches
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Dec 04, 2012; Writer: Nick Tosches; Genre: Fiction; Publisher: Little, Brown and Company

Nick Tosches is best known for penning erudite, bad-behavior-obsessed biographies that often read like novels. So it makes sense that this erudite, bad-behavior-obsessed novel Me and the Devil — about the boozy, gastronomic, sadomasochistic adventures of a writer named Nick — often reads like a memoir. Indeed, much of the fun comes from trying to divine the real from the fictive. Does the actual Tosches regularly dine with Keith Richards? Probably, given that the Stone gifted this book with a blurb. Did the author really suck blood from young lovers in the belief that said practice would turn him into a god? Lordy, one hopes not. B

Originally posted Dec 05, 2012 Published in issue #1237 Dec 07, 2012 Order article reprints