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Janet MaslinMr. Schickler pierces straight through the everyday world with his deadpan vision.
— The New York Times
"Think Bonnie and Clyde as it might have been written by Tom Robbins"
"Schickler is a rare find... he mixes love, violence, ardor, and humor in this funny and heartbreaking modern-day fable."
--Booklist, starred review
“Schickler ambitiously follows his fantastic 2001 story collection Kissing in Manhattan with a precious fairy-tale version of a bloody pulp novel…Schickler spins sentences in a way that keeps you in your seat.”
"SWEET AND VICIOUS is impressive: it has a sharp wit and a sustained edge.... Mr. Schickler pierces straight through the everyday world with his deadpan vision."
--The New York Times
"A fun but thoughtful read for those who appreciate complicated collisions of opposites."
From the Hardcover edition.
Posted January 8, 2005
And if it were made into a film, perhaps Quentin Tarantino meets Clint Eastwood? One thing's for sure, it's one hell of a great read. Sweet and Vicious is quirky and brilliant, riveting and heartfelt. If this were not a book but a woman, perhaps I would marry her. Mr. Schickler has written, thus far, two books (the other is the breathtaking and darkly delicious Kissing In Manhattan) and I eagerly await his third. Easily, he's one of the best damn writers to come along in many a moon.
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