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Andrew Vachss

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Andrew Vachss has been a federal investigator in sexually transmitted diseases, a social-services caseworker, a labor organizer, and has directed a maximum-security prison for “aggressive-violent” youth. Now a lawyer in private practice, he represents children and youths exclusively. He is the author of numerous novels, including the Burke series, two collections of short stories, and a wide variety of other material including song lyrics, graphic novels, essays, and a “children’s book for adults.” His books have been translated into twenty languages, and his work has appeared in Parade, Antaeus, Esquire, Playboy, the New York Times, and many other forums. A native New Yorker, he now divides his time between the city of his birth and the Pa ...more

Review of a review, from the Zero collective

This is not a comment/criticism of the Publishers Weekly review of Aftershock. Opinions? Sure. First Amendment? Goes with saying. But when something is stated as fact, that's another story. The following quotes from the review are simply untrue:

[Dell] spends his time taking care of his woman


This is debatable, as Dolly certainly can take care of herself, but this:

killing those he considers the sc
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Average rating: 3.9 · 38,193 ratings · 2,269 reviews · 99 distinct worksSimilar authors
Flood (Burke, #1)

3.95 avg rating — 3,557 ratings — published 1985 — 31 editions
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Strega (Burke, #2)

4.03 avg rating — 2,564 ratings — published 1987 — 33 editions
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Blue Belle (Burke, #3)

4.09 avg rating — 2,249 ratings — published 1988 — 28 editions
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Hard Candy (Burke, #4)

4.08 avg rating — 1,894 ratings — published 1989 — 22 editions
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Shella

4.06 avg rating — 1,630 ratings — published 1993 — 27 editions
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Blossom (Burke, #5)

4.04 avg rating — 1,630 ratings — published 1990 — 22 editions
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Down in the Zero (Burke, #7)

3.99 avg rating — 1,464 ratings — published 1994 — 23 editions
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Sacrifice (Burke, #6)

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 1,417 ratings — published 1991 — 25 editions
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Safe House (Burke, #10)

3.98 avg rating — 1,229 ratings — published 1998 — 19 editions
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Dead and Gone (Burke, #12)

4.05 avg rating — 1,164 ratings — published 2000 — 17 editions
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Joe Lansdale once told me "Charles de Lint is the only writer who could make me read about faeries." Put me down for the same my brother's having--only make mine Tony Monchinski and zombies.
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If you liked Mickey, you'll love Big Wayne.
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“Life is a fight, but not everyone’s a fighter. Otherwise, bullies would be an endangered species.”
Andrew Vachss, Terminal

“Cats are the lap-dancers of the animal world. Soon as you stop shelling out, they move on, find another lap. They're furry little sociopaths. Pretty and slick -- in love with themselves. When's the last time you saw a seeing-eye cat?”
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“Stealing to eat ain’t criminal—stealing to be rich is.”
Andrew Vachss, A Bomb Built in Hell

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“In my world, people are always plotting. You
have no idea of all the crimes people in business commit every
day. Like it was nothing. Or there’s a set of special rules for them.
Remember when Bush made that whole speech about ‘corporate
ethics’ last year? What a fraud. You think stuff like Enron or
WorldCom is an aberration? It’s only the tip. Business is a religion.
Probably the only one practiced all over the world.”
Andrew Vachss, Down Here

“When you hunt predators, the best camouflage is weakness.”
Andrew Vachss, Sacrifice

“Most investigators don't even know what the word means. You stop the cops from using informants and the only crimes they'd ever solve would be those by deranged postal workers who come to work once too often.”
Andrew Vachss, False Allegations

“People who don't have much get ugly about giving up the little they have left.”
Andrew Vachss

“Fear is an enemy that can be killed only at close range. The closest range of all is intimacy. The deeper the fear is embedded in one’s spirit, the more vulnerable it is.”
Andrew Vachss, Haiku
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Elmar Now I've read your tale "Die Macht des Mondes" which is part of the German book "Erbarmungslose Stiere". It was very short, but I really liked it!


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