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In the meantime, we want to share some early praise for Shovel Ready, which will hit the shelves on January 14, 2014.
“Compulsive! Savage future noir that crackles with deadpan wit.” —Nick Harkaway, author of The Gone-Away World and Angelmaker
“Hardboiled as f*** with writing as fierce and sharp as a paper-cut.” —Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls
“With prose chiseled to hardboiled perfection and a tale that throbs with the keen ache of noir, Adam Sternbergh’s Shovel Ready reads like William Gibson as directed with inky brilliance by Christopher Nolan. Debut novels as sleek, resonant and accomplished as this are a rare gift.” —Megan Abbott, author of Dare Me
“Shovel Ready tosses you off a precipice and you don’t know where you’re going to land. Dark and often funny, with sparse, sharp language, think Charlie Huston’s dystopian New York meets Richard Stark’s anti-hero — this is good, bitter fun.” —Toby Barlow, author of Sharp Teeth and Babayaga
“Shovel Ready is an elegant, lean and clever noir. It’s the best sci-fi thriller I’ve read since Snow Crash.” —Roger Hobbs, author of Ghostman
“A terrific debut. It has the grimy neon feel of Warren Ellis’s Transmetropolitan combined with a touch of Philip K. Dick’s gonzo cyberpunk.” —Austin Grossman, author of You and Soon I Will Be Invincible
Adam Sternbergh’s debut is being compared to the work of William Gibson, Christopher Nolan, Charlie Huston, Richard Stark, Neal Stephenson, Warren Ellis, and Philip K. Dick. If you’ve read Shovel Ready, do you agree with any of these comparisons?
About the Author
ADAM STERNBERGH is the culture editor of The New York Times Magazine. Formerly an editor-at-large for New York, his writing has been featured in several other publications including GQ, The Times of London, and on the radio program This American Life. He lives in Brooklyn and is at work on a second Spademan novel. Visit the author online at AdamSternbergh.com.