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Manifesto Destination Kindle Edition
Alec Cizak’s Manifesto Destination will take you back to dystopian 1998 Indianapolis where everyone—the cops, big business, and even the little guy—is dirty and only looking out for themselves. His writing is boiled rock hard and keeps you turning one noir-infested page after another until you find yourself as paranoid as Elmore Johnson.
Praise for MANIFESTO DESTINATION:
“Alec Cizak finds the naked truth on the printed page. An artist with no fear and thankfully no moral center.” —David Cranmer, editor of Beat To a Pulp
“The city of Indianapolis like you haven’t seen it before (at least not yet), seasoned with a splash of noir, a dash of dystopia and almost but not quite hard-boiled. More like Eggs Benedict—though that breakfast was originally invented as a hangover cure, and this might cause one. Alec Cizak’s heady mixture of sci-fi and P.I., bad cops and Big Brothers, is a dark, funny read, full of twists and a barely controlled rage at the state of our corporate nation. And by nudging his detective story into a disturbing but recognizable future, the author paints this concoction with an extra layer of despair, as we realize his Phil Dickian satire of manipulation is not just familiar, but also inevitable. Best read with Charlie Parker in the background (the hero probably wore out his ‘Charlie Parker With Strings’ tape, but it weaves the perfect soundtrack). Jazzy and weird, the whole thing is probably a thinly-veiled threat, but I had too much fun to heed any warnings. See you at the Magic Carpet before they tear it down.” —David James Keaton, author of Fish Bites Cop: Stories To Bash Authorities
About the Author
- ASIN : B079KSDYQ2
- Publisher : All Due Respect, an imprint of Down & Out Books (February 3, 2018)
- Publication date : February 3, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 2145 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 156 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,562,704 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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That being said, this is very obviously a small press book and it lacks some of the polish that a larger publication would have - page numbers are lacking, as well as small spacing and other issues throughout are noticeable but do not detract from the overall story. It's great to see a local author published and I hope to see more of Cizak's writing in the future.
"Underground" is the word as photographer Elmore Johnson uncovers a world domination pharmaceutical scandal while on assignment for his ex girlfriend. The story is fast paced, gripping, and has excellent characters including my favorite, a gun named Lorraine. Take a happy pill and read "Manifesto Destination." Now.
The author could have written a typical, genre novel, but Cizak elevates Manifesto Destination into a class of its own. It's like Raymond Chandler with a healthy dose of A Clockwork Orange. In addition, the characters aren't merely stock villains and heroes. They are treated with a surprising and unexpected tenderness. Their motivations are clear, if misguided. Rather than being peopled by evil stereotypes, Cizak's seedy underbelly of Indianapolis is populated by hurt, sad, injured and frightened people. Elmore is possibly the most damaged of them all.
I'd very much like to read more.
The author tied up all the loose ends, which I always enjoy in a book.
The editing was excellent.
Elmore Johnson is a typical noir private eye. He’s got a drinking problem. He works the wrong side of town. He’s got women problems (including one who tried to kill him. That shook him up so much he named his gun after her). He’s got money problems.
But MANIFESTO DOMINATION is anything but a typical noir private eye novel. It deals with Big Pharma, a hot button issue of today, which makes it hard to believe this novel is almost twenty years old.
The writing sparkles with its descriptions and metaphors. The lead character’s obsession with Charlie Parker, whiskey, and his gun named “Lorraine” all portray a fascinating persona.
I was a little jarred by Johnson being sidetracked by the mystery drug, Stardust, and going through a drug infused rehab, but it is what ultimately motivated him to crackdown on the company running “Manifesto Domination.”
This one is a winner.
Top reviews from other countries
A dark noir read on many different levels.