Mark Haskell Smith (Author)
April 10, 2006
5.48 X 0.86 X 8.28 inches | 0.86 pounds
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About the Author
Mark Haskell Smith is the author of five novels, "Moist, Delicious, Salty, Baked, " and "Raw," and the non-fiction "Heart of Dankness: Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers, and the Race for the Cannabis Cup." His work has also appeared in the "Los Angeles Times," Vulture, "National Post," and the "Los Angeles Review of Books." Smith is an award-winning screenwriter and assistant professor in the MFA program for Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts at the University of California, Riverside, Palm Desert Graduate Center. He lives in Los Angeles. He likes Mexican food.
""Delicious" is engrossing from page one. This is a deft and wild comic novel drawn from utterly fresh material. I look forward to anything Mark Haskell Smith writes." --Jim Harrison
"Haskell Smith writes well, especially about sex and food, and the multilayered plots move so fast they feel fresh. Think Elmore Leonard meets Mario Batali." --Richard Rayner, "Los Angeles Times"
"Rated NC-17 for intermittent comic violence, good-natured swearing, cannibalism, humorous amorality, and some truly perverse sex." --"Kirkus Reviews"
"Hits exactly the right spot. . . . Haskell Smith smartly keeps the action lively by cutting back and forth between viewpoints while tossing off hilarious one-liners and situations that would be over-the-top if they weren't so hilarious. But what really makes this novel work is its deft touch with serious themes of displacement and relationship changes. "Delicious"is not for those with weak stomachs, prudish minds or delicate ears, but that leaves the rest of us to savor the novel's many twisted charms." --"Baltimore Sun"
"Smith writes like Carl Hiaasen's oversexed cousin. . . . [He] excels at cooking up a supremely weird atmosphere and spicing it up with equally weird sex and violence." --"Booklist"
"At once sexy and repulsive, the novel manages to plant sharp moral and cultural barbs in its gorge-feast of a plot." --"Publishers Weekly"
"Perverse black humor and sensuality, totally unexpected situations. Murder and gore abound but are presented so matter-of-factly, with such sly, lazy humor, that they are not repellent. . . . This is spare, stylish writing. Not a wasted word. . . . Believe me, Smith makes sure the reader has an immediate connection to each character. There's no stopping after the first couple of pages. Smith wittily displays an intuitive sense of human nature; how variable, vulnerable, changeable and dangerous the mind of man (and woman) is. Some of the plot turns are simply breathta