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Matthew Stokoe
The advance reading copy of COLONY OF WHORES has now been withdrawn from general availability. French translation rights have been acquired by Gallimard (France) and Colony of Whores will be published as SAUVAGERIE in France June 2015. All other rights are available and interested publishers,... show more

The advance reading copy of COLONY OF WHORES has now been withdrawn from general availability. French translation rights have been acquired by Gallimard (France) and Colony of Whores will be published as SAUVAGERIE in France June 2015. All other rights are available and interested publishers, literary and film agents and literary bloggers should contact the author through his website www.matthewstokoe.comCOLONY OF WHORES synopsis:When a failed screenwriter inherits a screenplay that may hold the key to both a sensational Hollywood murder and to his own sister's death, he finds himself drawn into the dangerous twilight world that lurks at the edge of the movie business. Aided by a disgraced former journalist and a maverick female filmmaker whose sworn mandate is to destroy the traditional Hollywood hierarchy, he begins a journey of revenge and personal salvation - a journey that will pit him against the owners of one of the most powerful and corrupt film companies in Los Angeles.Colony of Whores is a high-speed thrill-ride through the glamour and greed that define post-millennium Hollywood.https://www.createspace.com/4875406Critical Praise for Matthew Stokoe"...Chandler on heroin, Hammett on crack, James M. Cain with a blowtorch..."Ken Bruen author of Priest (for High Life)"One of the most unstinting, imaginative, brutal and original contemporary novels ever written about the punishments that come with the prioritization of fame..."Dennis Cooper author of The Marbled Swarm (for High Life)"Stokoe's in-your-face prose and raw, unnerving scenes give way go a skillfully plotted tale that will keep readers glued to the page." Publishers Weekly (for High Life)"Beautifully written and deeply gripping, Empty Mile is a great read. I'm already looking forward to the next one from Matthew Stokoe."Michael Connelly, author of The Gods of Guilt (for Empty Mile)"... heartbreakingly powerful contemporary noir..." "Stokoe stays true to a bleak vision of the world as he enmeshes his characters in the kinds of tragic setups reminiscent of a Thomas Hardy novel."Publishers Weekly starred review (for Empty Mile) "This book has everything a good crime novel should: a suspenseful story with violence at its core, characters driven by lust, love and guilt, propelled with prose that's poetic and profound."Carole E. Barrowman, Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel (for Empty Mile)Matthew Stokoe is the author of three previous novels: COWS, HIGH LIFE, and EMPTY MILE. His work has been translated into French, German, Russian and Spanish. In 2014 he was nominated for the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière. He lives with his wife in Sydney, Australia.www.matthewstokoe.com
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juniper green
juniper green rated it 1 year ago
Well, lookie there, if he lets go of all the infantile shock-effects, Stokoe is capable of writing some serious noir.Empty Mile is a much more mature book than [b:Cows|815760|Cows|Matthew Stokoe|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1223635389s/815760.jpg|801682]. If COWS is the toddler who just mastered hi...
juniper green
juniper green rated it 1 year ago
MOO!Seriously, this book works best if you go in knowing as little as possible.
Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it 4 years ago
I heard about this one a while back from a few of my GR friends and decided to give it a go without so much as reading a blurb or synopsis about it. Cows starts off pretty disgusting and goes from there to an all out gross out contest. I almost stopped reading once or twice (and I am not entirely a ...
BusyMomsBookReviews
BusyMomsBookReviews rated it 4 years ago
I can't give this book a higher rating than 1 star, it was a well written book but it is so beyond sick twisted and depraved it should have it's own freakn category for how fucked up it is. Several times when reading it I thought I was going to lose it, I didn't I kept going and posting updates, but...
dearmfield
dearmfield rated it 4 years ago
This is disturbing and disgusting but if you like that style of writing. Then this book is for you.What starts out like the movie "Throw Momma From the Train". Steven is verbally beaten by his mother which follows her departure. Then takes different turn where Steven becomes the Cows leader in escap...
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