Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Ten top New York City novels

Michael Friedman’s latest book is Martian Dawn & Other Novels, a collection of three novels.

One of the author's ten best New York City novels, as shared at Please Kill Me:
The Serialist by David Gordon (2010)

The targets of Gordon’s satire in his droll detective novel send-up include the New York literary scene, East Side private schools, Jewish mothers and the porn industry. Narrator and Queens native Harry Bloch is a struggling writer barely staying afloat by penning genre fiction under a variety of pseudonyms. He does it all: porn, sci-fi, detective novels, inner-city African-American fiction, etc. His biggest success is his vampire series, written under the name Sybelline Lorindo-Gold. Meanwhile, to make ends meet he tutors smart-alecky Manhattan high-school students on the side. When he receives a fan letter from a notorious serial killer on death row in Sing Sing, he is drawn into a real-life intrigue.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Page 69 Test: The Serialist.

--Marshal Zeringue