Sick City: A Novel

By Tony O'Neill

Sick City is enjoyable, twisted and brutal….O’Neill might be our generation’s Jim Thompson.”
— James Frey, writer of Bright glossy Morning

 

“Tony O’Neill works his L.A. humans the best way Dutch Leonard had his hand down the pants of each degenerate in his nice Detroit novels.”
— Barry Gifford, writer of Wild at Heart

 

From Tony O’Neill, the writer of Down and Out on homicide Mile and coauthor of the Neon Angel and the New York occasions bestselling Hero of the Underground, comes Sick City—a wild experience of 2 junkies, Hollywood, and the Sharon Tate intercourse tape. Readers of Elmore Leonard (Get Shorty) and Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting) will take nice take pleasure in Sick urban, “a disturbingly twisted journey via Hollywood’s underbelly with a degenerate forged of colorfully interwoven characters” (Slash).

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Don’t i do know you from Tarzana? ” “I was once there in oh-six,” Jeffrey acknowledged, “sixty-day bit in the summertime, i feel. ” “Hm. I wasn’t there in oh-six—oh-three, i believe. You been to Utah? ” “What, Cirque resort? ” “No, for the fuckin’ nightlife. Yeah, Cirque hotel. ” “Nah. ” “Fun position. i used to be in there with Lindsay Lohan. be aware at the grapevine was once that she fucked her approach via each crackhead and under the influence of alcohol in that position. She cut up ahead of I bought a flip even though. natural Hollywood trash. ” As he shoved his outfits into drawers, Jeffrey by surprise acknowledged: “Cri-Help. You have been in Cri-Help! ” “Sure. That woulda been . . . fuck, ninety-six? Seven? ” “Ninety-seven! ” Jeffrey laughed. “I take into accout you. You roomed with gigantic Mike. Jesus, you retain in touch with any of these men? ” Randal shrugged. “You bear in mind Don? The truck motive force? ” “Yeah. Crackhead, correct? ” “Yeah. That’s him. He died. middle assault. used to be doing, like, sixty miles an hour on the time. Went off the highway and demolished a roadside diner. ” “Holy shit. ” “Yeah. famous his face at the information file. in addition to that . . . ah, I don’t rather be in contact with humans from those areas. It’s in contrast to I’m ever gonna see them back, you recognize? You? ” Jeffrey shrugged. “Bumped right into a few of them at conferences, you recognize, correct after I bought out. Freebase Alex, Georgie the Pimp . . . yet I didn’t stick with it. these fucking conferences depress me. Did you graduate? ” “They booted me out over a few bullshit. It wasn’t the 1st time. Too many fucking principles, you recognize? ” “Listen, Randal, I don’t wish you to imagine that I’ll be busting your balls or working off to Luke to head inform tales. What you do is your individual enterprise, guy. I’m right here for fourteen days after which I’m getting the fuck outta keep away from. What are you in right here for? ” “You suggest what medicines, or why am I placing myself via this bullshit back? ” “Both. ” Randal shrugged. “Meth. fairly, I’m right here simply because I don’t have a call. You? ” “Something just like you, i assume. I bought nowhere i must be. ” “Have you met Dr. fucking Mike but? ” Jeffrey shrugged. “Nope. ” “Me neither. He confirmed up final Friday and gave a fucking pep speak within the canteen, yet which can have simply been a few asshole in a grey wig for all i do know. I’m commencing to imagine that he’s just like the Wizard of ounces. Pay no realization to the health care professional backstage. . . . ” “You imagine they’ll wheel in a tv set so he can seek advice from us? ” Randal yawned. “You hungry? the single factor they do have during this position that’s ok is the bagels. No poppy seed, although. they are saying it dirties up the urine checks or a few bullshit. C’mon . . . I’ll convey you round. . . . ” bankruptcy Fifteen once you have off the level with the ultimate chords of “Dazed and harassed” ringing out during the club’s PA, Trina observed Pat by means of the bar. He was once ingesting, and one of many different ladies was once striking round him. They made eye touch, and he waved at her. She walked over and shoved her method in among them. “Hey, baby,” she acknowledged. “Trina! I observed you dancing, woman. That was once actual sizzling shit, child. you decide your individual track? It was once method greater than the rubbish every one of these chicks dance to.

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