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Deviant Behavior: A Novel of Sex, Drugs, Fatherhood, and Crystal Skulls
by Mike Sager (Goodreads Author)
Jonathan Seede is the picture of Washington, DC, respectability, an urban pioneer with a pretty wife, a new baby, and a job at the town's most esteemed newspaper. But ten blocks from the White House, on the notorious Fourteenth Street strip, a war is raging over deviant behavior. And Seede is on the front lines, deep into a secret freelance project that's taking him to pla ...more
ebook, 304 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Grove Press
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May 24, 2008 Colin McKay Miller rated it 2 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Mike Sager’s Deviant Behavior delves into the lives of a lot of characters—a reporter, a teenage runaway, a billionaire, a high-profile gay activist, a music legend, various law enforcers (some honest, some not), pimps, hookers, and gang members—on seedier side of late 80s-early 90s Washington, D.C. I like stories with intersecting characters, but there are so many in Deviant Behavior that it’s hard to keep track of who’s who. Everyone has a story to tell, but that doesn’t mean every story shoul ...more
I started this book on the recommendation of my husband, who's not an avid reader. But I thought I'd give it a go even though I didn't really know what it was about. It was an interesting read, albeit not subject matter I'm used to reading. None the less, it was a nice change of pace. My only complaint is that it tied itself up quickly and a little too perfectly.
For a book that started out so promisingly, the final half of the book is a letdown. Without ruining what, I suppose, is supposed to be twist ending let's just say that you'll be either confused or annoyed that you read the whole book.
May 30, 2008 Bobby rated it 1 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Worst book I've read in a long time. Pointless and stereotyped characters, too many plots that don't come together in any meaningful way, and feigned, generic philosophical statements that have no depth.
Mike Sager is a best-selling author and award-winning reporter. A former Washington Post staff writer under Watergate investigator Bob Woodward, he worked closely, during his years as a contributing editor to Rolling Stone, with gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson. Sager is the author of four collections of non-fiction, two novels, and one biography. He has served for more than fifteen years as a ...moreMore about Mike Sager...