Me and the Devil: A Novel

Me and the Devil: A Novel

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by Nick Tosches
     
 

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A raw and blazing novel by "the single, most brain-searingly dangerous man of letters. Read him at your peril." (Anthony Bourdain)

An aging New Yorker, a writer named Nick, feels life ebbing out of him. The world has gone to hell and Nick is so sick of it all that he can't even have a glass of champagne. Then one night he meets a tantalizing young woman

Overview

A raw and blazing novel by "the single, most brain-searingly dangerous man of letters. Read him at your peril." (Anthony Bourdain)

An aging New Yorker, a writer named Nick, feels life ebbing out of him. The world has gone to hell and Nick is so sick of it all that he can't even have a glass of champagne. Then one night he meets a tantalizing young woman who agrees to come back to his apartment. Their encounter is the most strangely extraordinary of his life. Propelled by uncontrollable, primordial desires, he enters a new and unimagined dimension of the forbidden and is filled with a sexual and spiritual ecstasy that is as intense as it is unholy.

Suddenly Nick's senses are alive. He feels strong, unconquerable, beyond all inhibition and earthly morality. He indulges in life's pleasures, pure and perverse, sublime and dangerous, from the delicate flavors of the perfect tomato to the fleshy beauty of a woman's thigh. But Nick's desire to sustain his rapture leads him to a madness and a darkness far greater and dreadful than have ever ridden the demon mares of night.

Writing in a lineage that includes Dante, William S. Burroughs, Charles Bukowski, Hubert Selby, Jr., and Hunter S. Thompson, Nick Tosches may be America's last real literary outlaw-a fearless, uncensorable seeker of our deepest secret truths and desires, from the basest to the most beautiful. Me and the Devil is outrageous, disturbing, and brilliant, a raw and blazing novel truly unlike any other. Like the man said: Read him at your peril.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This is the best, from one of the best writers around. Nick Tosches knows the devil as well as any man has."—Keith Richards"

Words and wisdom that I shall carry with me into the fucking dirt."—Johnny Depp"

If there was ever any doubt that Nick Tosches is the Dark Prince of literary fiction, Me and the Devil should settle the matter. The single, most brain-searingly dangerous man of letters. Read him at your peril."—Anthony Bourdain"

A dark narrative that cleverly blurs the lines between reality and fantasy....Tosches takes readers on an unpredictable journey through disturbing and erotic desires ....excellent."—Booklist"

Tosches has created an erotic asphalt odyssey that takes him on a subcutaneous awakening, drifting through a world of hallucinations, dark secrets and dangerous desires."—Peter Wolf

Keith Richards
"This is the best, from one of the best writers around. Nick Tosches knows the devil as well as any man has."
Peter Wolf
"Tosches has created an erotic asphalt odyssey that takes him on a subcutaneous awakening, drifting through a world of hallucinations, dark secrets and dangerous desires."
Anthony Bourdain
"If there was ever any doubt that Nick Tosches is the Dark Prince of literary fiction, Me and the Devil should settle the matter. The single, most brain-searingly dangerous man of letters. Read him at your peril."
Booklist
"A dark narrative that cleverly blurs the lines between reality and fantasy....Tosches takes readers on an unpredictable journey through disturbing and erotic desires ....excellent."
Johnny Depp
"Words and wisdom that I shall carry with me into the fucking dirt."
Steve Murray - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Tosches writes like a dark angel."
Will Blythe - New York Times Book Review
"Splendid, passionate....A strange, wild hybrid of a novel...with a moral fervor far exceeding most novels of better grooming."
Elizabeth Bukowski - Wall Street Journal
"Part hard-boiled crime story, part medieval tale of transcendence.... Tosches's powerful, unruly writing is often beautiful."
David Wiegand - San Francisco Chronicle
"A novel that happily breaks every rule it can....The sheer audaciousness of Tosches's writing makes most other fiction seem phony by comparison."
Entertainment Weekly
"An incendiary novel....A blindingly brilliant and joltingly weird work of art."
Steve Murray
Tosches writes like a dark angel.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Will Blythe
Splendid, passionate....A strange, wild hybrid of a novel...with a moral fervor far exceeding most novels of better grooming.
New York Times Book Review
Chauncey Mabe
Astounding...A staggering work of genius
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Elizabeth Bukowski
Part hard-boiled crime story, part medieval tale of transcendence.... Tosches's powerful, unruly writing is often beautiful.
Wall Street Journal
David Wiegand
A novel that happily breaks every rule it can....The sheer audaciousness of Tosches's writing makes most other fiction seem phony by comparison.
San Francisco Chronicle
Chauncey Mabe - South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"Astounding...A staggering work of genius"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316120999
Publisher:
Little, Brown and Company
Publication date:
12/03/2013
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
628,071
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

What People are saying about this

Johnny Depp
It's more than a book. It's a living thing. Unbelievable. I read everything by Nick Tosches.... A modern masterpiece. Utterly superior to almost everything published within the last 50 years. I won't bother trying to describe it. Just go get it.

Meet the Author

Nick Tosches is uniquely acquainted with the half-lit New York world in which this novel is set. He is the author of three previous novels, In the Hands of Dante, Cut Numbers, and Trinities. His nonfiction works include Where Dead Voices Gather, The Devil and Sonny Liston, Dino, Power on Earth, Hellfire, Country, and Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll. He lives in New York City.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
1949
Place of Birth:
Newark, New Jersey
Education:
High school

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Me and the Devil: A Novel 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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I have just read the sample and it sounds like a goid book. It has some bad swares. It sounds like a good book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I LOVE THIS BOOK :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Talks about a woman who falls in love with a rapist to the writer of this fine book i applaud u fantastic she deserve an award for best book i loved it so much i would like to read more from her loved it wanted to cry when i got to the end made me think of the people i have dated in the past
FastEddieCA More than 1 year ago
Mr. Tosches must have thought he was being paid by the word.  The story gets completely lost in his verbosity and I lost interest in reading further at page 80.
DIVERGENTFAN101 More than 1 year ago
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