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The Terror of Living Paperback – 21 Jul 2011

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK; UK ed. edition (21 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184983508X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849831345
  • ASIN: 1849831343
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.4 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars 54 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,563,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A hell of a good novel, relentlessly paced and beautifully narrated. There's just no let-up. An auspicious debut."

-Stephen King

""The Terror of Living" opens with gentle beauty, calm before a bloody storm, before building intensity with swift, jarring, and confident storytelling power. A fine debut from a writer of obvious and substantial talents. Readers--including this one--will certainly be following Urban Waite for years to come."--Michael Koryta, author of "So Cold the River"

"In the tradition of "No Country for Old Men", Urban Waite has written a nail-biter that takes off from the get-go and never stops, a book chock full of memorable characters and kick-ass writing. Clear your calendar before reading this one, folks, because once you start there's no stopping until the end, which arrived much too quickly for this reader. A smashing debut."--Tom Franklin, author of "Hell at the Breech" and "Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter"

"A supercharged suspenseful thriller peopled by colorful characters and driven by terrifying events that begin at mach speed and never slow for a moment. Supremely cinematic."--Joseph Wambaugh, author of the Hollywood Station novels

"A few years ago, just as the creases were starting to form on his chiseled face, Clint Eastwood would have been perfect for the role of Phil Hunt, a horse farmer and ex-convict in Washington State who supplements his meager income with the occasional spot of drug smuggling.... Hunt is cut from the western rugged-individualist mold, but there is vulnerability there, too, just behind the eyes.... In a blood-spattered chase that winds from the Cascade Mountains in Central Washington to Seattle and back again, first-novelist Waite never eases the throttle, but even at high speed, it's the interplay between the characters that gives the novel its power. An outstanding debut."-- Booklist "Bill Ott "

""The Terror of Living" is a smart, swiftly-paced and bloody Western for our moment. Urban Waite is a writer who won't let a reader wander away--he keeps you reading, and reading, and rewards all your attention with a powerhouse story and prose to match."--Daniel Woodrell, author of "Winter's Bone" and ""The Bayou Trilogy""

"In Urban Waite's debut novel, The Terror of Living", three men-all on different sides of the law-find their lives tangled up like roots after a heroin delivery goes dead wrong. Deeo in the woods, with rifles blasting and knives flashing, with the gray faces of the mountains looking down at them, they seek revenge and salvation in one another. This is a book for and about men, one of the best of the year."-- Esquire "Benjamin Percy "

About the Author

Urban Waite is thirty and lives in Seattle. THE TERROR OF LIVING was his first novel and he is currently working on his next novel.


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