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Pain Killers: A Novel

2 Ratings: -1.0
A book by Jerry Stahl

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Author: Jerry Stahl
Publisher: William Morrow; 1 edition (March 3, 2009)
2 reviews about Pain Killers: A Novel
review by . April 24, 2009
Stahl: hoping for a third option.There's a quote from the mighty Anthony Bourdain on the cover of my review copy of Pain Killers, Jerry Stahl's latest novel, that says: "Jerry Stahl should either get the Pulitzer Prize or be shot down in the street like a dog." I'd suggest that Stahl hope for a third option, because he's certainly not going to win the Pulitzer with this pile of crap (and frankly, were I Bourdain, I'd want any implication of an endorsement of Pain Killers quashed immediately). I …
review by . April 11, 2009
Brief Synopsis:  Manny Rupert is a former cop and sometimes former recovering drug addict. In the opening third of the book we see just how difficult life is for Rupert as we are introduced to his struggles with his ex-wife, drugs, money, and general poor decision making skills. He is "asked" to go undercover at San Quentin as a addiction instructor to determine if one of the inmates is a believed to be dead SS officer from the days of the Holocaust. With nothing to lose (and seemingly …
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