More Than They Could Chew, In Review

Rob Roberge’s new novel, More Than They Could Chew, is reviewed over at the NY Times (third item).

Roberge stages even the most brutal scenes for nervous laughs, and he has a knack for impeccably grotty details of the demimonde: one of Nick’s companions is a disbarred lawyer known as Maggot Arm Joe, thanks to his unorthodox treatment for an IV-drug abscess. Best of all is Nick’s studiously masochistic girl friend, Tara, who believes that ”you can get through life with just two lines: I don’t know and You’re talking to the wrong guy/gal.”

Roberge will be touring the Pacific Northwest in about three weeks’ time, so watch this space for updates.