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Stay Go d, Sweet Angel
Damon lives a content life, playing video games and dealing drugs from his second-hand store while his girlfriend, Mary, drops constant hints about marriage. If only he could tell her his name isn't really Damon. If only he could tell her who he really is. But after he witnesses a friend's murder, a scarlet woman glides into his life, offering the solution to all of his pr ...more
Paperback, 353 pages
Published April 25th 2014 by Perfect Edge
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Nik Korpon is crazy talented. If you are a fan of noir, this is a must read. Reminds me of Clevenger, Will Christopher Baer, and Stephen Graham Jones all wrapped into one. Definitely part of The Velvet. Nik is an Author to watch and I cannot wait to see what comes next from this amazing talent. Read it.
Gritty, Interesting, Baltimore, Love Story, Flawed yet Relatable Characters, Thrilling, Noir, Depressing, Poetic I could go on and on describing Stay Go d, Sweet Angel by Nik Korpon in short descriptive phrases but I wont. You are immediately roped into the story by introductions to the main characters, who despite the fact they are involved in the Baltimore drug trade, are written as truly down to earth characters. Being recreational drug/alcohol using cenophiles with good taste in music, they ...more
An engaging story of personal disintegration set to a backdrop of drug-dealing and deceit. This is a collection of two novellas meant to be a single novel, but I think the first story, STAY GOD, is a novel on its own given its breadth and detail, and the second story, SWEET ANGEL, is a novella and more of an aside--or, perhaps, b-side. I think STAY GOD stands on its own and didn't need the epilogue/prequel. But a good read, all around.
3.5 stars. I ended up liking the second story better than the first. Nik Korpon's writing has some truly beautiful turns of phrase but "Stay God" sometimes felt weighed down by all the inside jokes and I wasn't very sympathetic to the character of Michael in either story. I do like the way Korpon writes, though, and I look forward to reading more.