Saturday, July 28, 2012

My Favorite Vicki Hendricks novel: Voluntary Madness

Guys, for another day or two Vicki's great noir novel Voluntary Madness is FREE ON KINDLE.  Get a copy. 

Here's what I originally wrote about it on Amazon:

Sexy, gritty and raw, yet at the same time intelligent and touching, VOLUNTARY MADNESS proves Vicki Hendricks is the queen of noir. The novel is the story of young Juliette and her relationships with the characters around her - especially her drunken, would-be novelist boyfriend Punch. Their plan is to defy the futility of the world by "living wild" in Key West, Florida for a year until their money runs out at which time they will unite in a spectacular, public double suicide. This is a hardboiled book, with vivid, tough prose and crime elements that build as the tale progresses, but the genius of the story is the novel's struggle to differentiate between art and life, and the conflict inherent when these terms become mutually exclusive. A quick and frank read with the ability to cull weak readers from literary herd.
I'm not sure how long it will be free, so hurry!

1 comment:

J. R. McLemore said...

After reading your review and the first couple of paragraphs, I had to go get it. It's no longer free, but for $4.99, it seemed like a sweet deal. Besides, I just spent my Christmas vacation in Key West, so knowing many of the locations appealed to me, too. Thanks, Gisch!