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News flash: All-Purpose Monkey Gets Off with Jill Emerson

April 18, 2012

Well, kind of. Here’s a taste of Elizabeth A. White’s amazing review of Getting Off, just posted on her blog, Musings of an All-Purpose Monkey:

“…Sounds straightforward enough, right? Well this is Lawrence Block we’re talking about, folks, so there’s more to it than that. Don’t worry, Kit doesn’t blossom overnight into Sandra Dee. Block does, however, use Kit’s dawning awareness of a life beyond impersonal sex and nomadic homicide to explore the dark connection between love and hate, as well as the question of whether one can ever truly overcome traumatic events which leave an imprint on them during formative years.

“Now, I would be remiss if I didn’t point out for the more delicate flowers that the book is subtitled ‘A Novel of Sex & Violence’ for a reason. There is a copious amount of both to be found amongst the pages of Getting Off, including sex of the sapphic variety. So, if detailed descriptions of sex bother you this is definitely not a book with which you’ll be comfortable. If, however, you appreciate strong female characters, wickedly dark humor and bold storytelling, you should definitely consider Getting Off with Lawrence Block.”

Read the rest on Jill Emerson’s Page

And before I forget…

The new trade paperback editions of three Matthew Scudder novels, Stab in the Dark, A Walk Among the Tombstones, and A Long Line of Dead Men, just arrived today from our printer, and we’re already shipping orders. Can we ship a set to you? We have signed copies at LB’s Bookstore. For international orders, get in touch with these great booksellers.

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  1. matthewasprey permalink

    LB, I’m just finishing up reading ‘Tanner’s Twelve Swingers’, which I pulled almost at random off the shelf. All I can say is – keep ’em coming. It’s a hell of a good feeling to know it’s going to take me a long long time to exhaust your bibliography.

    All the best
    Matthew Asprey

  2. juliabarrett permalink

    You already know what I think of Kit. Snow White she ain’t. And she will never be. But she has her own brand of morality that makes a weird sort of sense.

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