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"We need to make books cool again. If you go home with someone & they don't have books, don't fuck 'em."--John Waters

I'm the author of more than twenty novels including SHADOW SEASON, THE COLD SPOT, THE COLDEST MILE, THE MIDNIGHT ROAD, THE DEAD LETTERS, and A CHOIR OF ILL CHILDREN. Look for my next one THE LAST KIND WORDS due out May '12 from Bantam Books. Contact: PicSelf1@aol.com

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Fuckin' Lie Down Already


My early noirella FUCKIN' LIE DOWN ALREADY is now available for digital download from either Crossroad Press or through Amazon Kindle.


With an introduction by the brilliant Jack O'Connell, author of Box Nine, Word Made Flesh, and The Resurrectionist. Cover art by the amazing Caniglia.


Description: Clay was an honest New York City cop driven to bring down the mob and make his city a little safer, even when it seemed like nothing he did made any difference. He always played by the rules until a two-bit junkie hit man destroyed his family and left him for dead. But Clay won't let himself lie down until he gets one last thing: revenge.

Praise for Fuckin' Lie Down Already:

Jack Ketchum, author of RED and THE LOST: "This is a small masterpiece. It's said that the devil's in the details and Tom got all the details exactly right. I always said Pic was one to watch. Fuck watching. He’s utterly there. A voice to listen to and learn from."


Ed Gorman, author of THE POKER CLUB, THE AUTUMN DEAD and THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED: "Short, tight, effective crime fiction. My kind of writing."


Bill Pronzini, author of SPOOK and STEP TO THE GRAVEYARD EASY: "Hard, hard, hard noir, very well done."


Al Sarrantonio, author of Moonbane and Orangefield: "A potent mix of GoodFellas and the classic 1950 Edmond O'Brien film D.O.A. A pedal-to-the-metal cops and mobsters roller coaster ride— this story delivers!"


This book is available in MOBI (Kindle) EPUB (Sony / Nook) PDF (Adobe) and PRC (Mobipocket) formats. Please choose your preference from the drop-down menu below before proceeding to checkout.

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FLDA has a fairly inglorious history. The original publisher, Endeavor Press, lost their first printer thanks to the title, who refused to print up copies of the chapbook despite the bulk of their production being nudie cookbooks. And yes, I'm dead serious here. Nudie cookbooks. Send one of those to your Aunt Tilda for X-Mas.


Shortly after publication Endeavor folded up shop and the title's been a difficult find ever since. It is included in my latest massive short story & poetry collection FUTILE EFFORTS, but if you don't want to spend the cash for a 500 page limited signed hardcover edition, then here's an alternative.


Also: Upon FLDA's initial release I received a dozen or so emails from women who wagged their virtual fingers in my face and refused to read the novella because they suspected it had something to do with rape. I assure you it does not. And I really need to say to you ladies that if "Fuckin' Lie Down Already" instantly makes you think of being ordered to bed against your will, then you are definitely hanging around with the wrong bad boys.

6 comments:

The Motorcycle Boy said...

I'm gonna bitch here Tom, but I really think you gotta be getting more from Crossroads.

The font on this and the last noirella is really bad. It looks amateur. And that's not cool.

And the Kindle 'sample' of FLDA only contains the O'Connell intro - not your prose.

Also not cool.

Will purchase and leave an Amazon review.

Best,

Matt.

Keith Rawson said...

Picked it up this morning. I loved that you're making the harder to find stuff available via Kindle. Keep offering 'em and I'll keep buying.

Tom Piccirilli said...

You're the only one who's complained about the font thus far, Matt. If anyone else is having any troubles, please drop a line and I'll see what I can do.

As for the sample only being Jack's intro--so far as I know, there's no way around it. It gives you the first few pages of the book, and the first few pages are the intro. Hell, I think you're luckier with his writing than with mine. He's brilliant, I'm just good.

I downloaded the sample to my wife's Kindle and I had no trouble with the text font. Are you sure that it's not something specific to your e-reader, Matt?

Thanks, Keith, glad you're digging on the harder-to-find stuff.

The Motorcycle Boy said...

Sorry man, I'm talking about the title font on your cover art.

It's not cool enough.

Tom Piccirilli said...

Ah, well, I have no trouble with that either, but I'll forward your comments on to the publisher, Matt. Thanks for the interest and, I hope, picking up a copy despite your reservations.

The Motorcycle Boy said...

I did.

And they weren't reservations.

Just wanna make sure Crossroads is packaging your words properly, is all.

On that note, Jack O'Connell's intro is a good one. Has a real nice touch at the end.

Best.