by Barry Lyga

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"Like Nick Hornby writing an episode of Californication!" -- Sarah Maclean, New York Times bestselling author.

"Funny...interesting and complex... honest and doesn't shy away from the raw/uncomfortable truth" -- Maria V. Snyder, author of Poison Study

"Lyga's take on the devil is as clever, and unique, as Twain's or Lewis's." -- David Lubar, author of Extremities

If you love Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, Kevin Smith, or stories that are so wrong they're right (but not really), then you've got to read UNSOUL'D!

"That day, I had a bagel for breakfast and sold my soul to the devil. In retrospect, the bagel was probably a mistake."

Randall Banner is thirty-five years old, a middling mid-list author who yearns for more of everything: More attention. More fame. More money. More fans.

Then, one quiet morning, he meets the devil while pounding away at his laptop at his usual coffee shop. Soon, a deal is made, a contract is signed, and Randall is on his way to fame and fortune unlike any he ever imagined.

What follows is a bawdy, hilarious, yet harrowing tale of one man, one devil, and a deal that could change the world.

UNSOUL'D is the first novel for adults from Barry Lyga, the critically acclaimed author of young adult novels such as the award-winning BOY TOY and the New York Times bestseller I HUNT KILLERS.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148780816
Publisher: B & Z Books
Publication date: 09/02/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 813 KB

About the Author

Barry Lyga is a recovering comic book geek. According to Kirkus, he's also a "YA rebel-author." Somehow, the two just don't seem to go together to him.

When he was a kid, everyone told him that comic books were garbage and would rot his brain, but he had the last laugh. Raised on a steady diet of comics, he worked in the comic book industry for ten years, but now writes full-time because, well, wouldn't you?

The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy & Goth Girl is his first novel. Unsoul'd is his latest. There are a whole bunch in between, featuring everything from the aftermath of child abuse to pre-teens with superpowers to serial killers. He clearly does not know how to stick to one subject.

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Unsoul'd 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not up to par with the author's other books. Interesting start but fizzled out and became predictable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book! I really enjoyed reading this book and could not put it down until I finished it! It was a really great portrayal of the devil in modern day and the writer who sells his soul to the devil for fame and fortune. It was funny, witty and imaginitive and I would reccomend to anyone over 17 years old! I loved the book and the ending was fantastic! Another home run for Barry Lyga, I love his books! I can't wait for the 3rd I HUNT KILLERS novel to come out, the 1st two were brilliant! Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
 This is a thoroughly entertaining and imaginative novel about a writer who sells his soul. While the book will have extra appeal for anyone who works in the industry, it is universal enough of a story for all readers who like funny, sexy, twisted (or forked) tales. Lyga's take on the devil is as clever, and unique, as Twain's or Lewis's. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kiss ur hand 3 times then post this on 3 books and look under ur pillow.