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From the PublisherThe New York Times Book Review Mr. Lyons handles plots impressively. His prose is forceful and his stories are firmly rooted in their physical world....Mr. Lyons delivers.
Detroit Free Press He has given us an absorbing, sometimes astounding, often funny, always honest look at a world where people get what they want, then struggle mightily to live with the heartbreaking consequences.
The Boston Book Review Exhibiting an economy of phrase and a precision of description, Lyons makes an auspicious debut with this powerful first book. Despite the darkness he visits upon his characters, Lyons's stories leave the reader with an abiding sense of redemption, and a belief in the power of the human spirit to survive and to aspire to be good.
Gary Krist in The Hudson Review The author's depiction of the loopy marginality of these hacker-types is an achievement in itself (these are characters I've rarely seen written about).
The Washington Times The characters are crude, corrupt, certainly not politically correct. But it's exactly this absence of sanctimoniousness that makes this story (and others in this notable first collection) so enjoyable. The author's great strength is his willingness to let his characters enjoy being bad.