VJ Books Blog

Sitting on the table next to my bed resides two stacks of books.  The first stack is the “want to reads,” the other stack are the “got to reads.”  I re-sort the stacks regularly, and it is interesting what moves to the top.  Today I’d like to bring to your attention a book I just finished.  Not my typical read, but the comments on the advance sent to me by the publisher met my need for something fresh and somewhat bizarre.  OMG!

When I was finished Virginia asked me if this is something we should offer to you, and frankly it took me some time to decide. . . It’s that kind of book!
The book is Pain Killers by Jerry Stahl.
To label this book “black humor” does not quite do it justice.  A cover quote reads “Jerry Stahl should either get the Pulitzer Prize or be shot down in the street like a dog!”
This book fires on all cylinders:  conspiracy and denial, drugs and addiction, suspense and anticipation, love and hate, inmates and guards, zealots and crackheads, zionists and the NAZI Angel of Death himself . . . Josef Mengele!

Jerry Stahl has graciously agreed to sign for VJ Books.  Don’t delay, reserve your copy today.