“High Life is perhaps the greatest neglected masterpiece of true noir. I've never read anything like this, nor do I expect to.”—Ken Bruen, author of The Guards
“Stokoe's in-your-face prose and raw, unnerving scenes give way to a skillfully plotted tale that will keep readers glued to the page.”—Publishers Weekly
With a new introduction by Dennis Cooper, High Life shows Matthew Stokoe to be a worthy heir to the great tradition of California noir. High Life is an unholy hybrid of Raymond Chandler's best work and Bret Easton Ellis' American Psycho.
Matthew Stokoe was born in England and is currently living in the Southern Hemisphere. His acclaimed first novel, Cows, was published by Creation Books in 1999.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - maneekuhi - LibraryThing
Completed 7/1, "High Life" was rated 4.0 Title is very tongue in cheek; this is very noir with lots of grungy, perverted sex that will make anyone cringe - but it is oddly fascinating and I can see ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - astroantiquity - LibraryThing
I have read COWS through a .PDF copy, and I must say that, although High Life dragged a bit on the first 50 or so pages, it quickly picks up the pace and before you know it, you don't want to finish ... Read full review