Friday, May 04, 2007

"Pyschosomatic," the movie

The current feature at "My Book, The Movie" is Anthony Neil Smith's Pyschosomatic.

About the book, from the publisher:
“Because Lydia didn’t have arms or legs, she shelled out three thousand bucks to a washed up middleweight named Cap to give her ex-husband the beating of his life.”

But the beating turns to murder, and the murder into lust and desperation between Lydia and an underworld clean-up man. Meanwhile, overgrown frat boy car thieves take up cop killing as a side hobby. When these paths cross, a horror show of violence unfolds as they all slide into a hell of their own design, surrounded by the neon and noise of the casino strip on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Among the praise for Pyschosomatic:
"Anthony Neil Smith wants to horrify you on every level, so he wrote a novel called Psychosomatic. This book piles one atrocity on top of another and shows you just how dark and nasty and evil humanity can be. Psychosomatic doesn't let you rest or catch your breath. You think you've got the balls to read this novel? We'll see, punk. We'll just see."
--Victor Gischler, author of Shotgun Opera

"Anthony Neil Smith takes hardboiled, crunches it, peels back the shell, and finishes it off with a flamethrower. Always with an eye for the perfect detail, a tuning fork for crackling dialogue, and prose that goes down smooth. Don’t flinch, or you’ll miss something. You were warned."
--Sean Doolittle, author of Burn

"This is one sick, twisted book. Naturally I mean that in a good way.... I'm telling you, this is one wild ride."
--Bill Crider, author of Murder Among the OWLS
Check out Smith's ideas for the cast and crew -- and the soundtrack -- for a film adaptation.

Learn more about Pyschosomatic and Anthony Neil Smith ... and the soundtrack for [his] (fake) movie, and check out his blog, "Crimedog One," and his MySpace page.

Smith's other works include The Drummer and Plots With Guns.

"My Book, The Movie" -- Pyschosomatic.

--Marshal Zeringue