Big Machine

Big Machine

A Novel

Book - 2010
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Ricky Rice is a middling hustler with a lingering junk habit, a bum knee, and a haunted mind. A survivor of a suicide cult, he scrapes by as a porter at a bus depot in Utica, New York, until one day a mysterious letter arrives, summoning him to enlist in a band of paranormal investigators comprised of former addicts and petty criminals, all of whom had at some point in their wasted lives heard what may have been the voice of God.

Infused with the wonder of a disquieting dream and laced with Victor LaValle's fiendish comic sensibility, Big Machine is a mind-rattling mystery about doubt, faith, and the monsters we carry within us.
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2010.
Edition: Spiegel & Grau Trade pbk ed.
ISBN: 9780385527996
0385527993
Characteristics: 370 p. ; 21 cm.

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elloyd74
Jan 07, 2011

Strange, singular, and suspenseful as all get-out, "Big Machine" redefines the idea of a literary pageturner.

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SPL_STARR Jun 15, 2015

"Don't look for dignity in public bathrooms."

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