Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday/You Killed Wesley Payne by Sean Beaudoin

Wednesday, November 10, 2010
 "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the SpineThis meme spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.


Author: Sean Beaudoin
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Release Date: February 1, 2010

He's come to do a job.
A job that involves a body.
A body wrapped in duct tape found hanging from the goal posts at the end of the football field.

You Killed Wesley Payne is a truly original and darkly hilarious update of classic pulp-noir, in which hard-boiled seventeen year-old Dalton Rev transfers to the mean hallways of Salt River High to take on the toughest case of his life. The question isn't whether Dalton's going to get paid. He always gets paid. Or whether he's gonna get the girl. He always (sometimes) gets the girl. The real question is whether Dalton Rev can outwit crooked cops and killer cliques in time to solve the mystery of "The Body" before it solves him.

Sean Beaudoin (Going Nowhere Faster, Fade to Blue) evokes the distinctive voices of legendary crime/noir authors Dashiell Hammett and Jim Thompson with a little bit of Mean Girls and Heathers throwin in for good measure. It'll tease you, please you, and never ever leave you. Actually, that's not true. It's only a book. One that's going to suck you in, spit you out, and make you shake hands with the devil. Probably.

OK so if the summary isn't enough to get you interested then you gotta check out this amazing video. I am pre-ordering this baby!


17 comments:

Manga Maniac said...

This looks interesting! I wasn't very impressed by the cover, so I never bothered to read the summary, but now I see that the cover is perfect for the book! Great pick :)

Julie

jacmom said...

OMG! I've never seen this book before! Sounds really very interesting, adding it to my TBR list as I type, lol.

Book Sake said...

I LOVE the video, the book looks like it will be a lot of fun! Adding it to the TBR list.

Our pick is at BookSake.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Great cover!! The cover art reminds me of 'catch me if you can' a little.

Melissa said...

I've never heard of this one before, Jan! It sounds absolutely awesome...and I actually quite like the cover! Great pick this week :)

Jenny N. said...

Sounds good, its my first time hearing about this one.

thebookfairyhaven said...

I've never heard of this one before but I am definitely very intrigued with this one. And the cover (while probably not one of my favourites) is definitely an appropriate and apt one! Great choice :)

Jenny said...

Loving the sound of this one and it's completely new to me, I love it when I find previously unheard of books! Definitely making a note of this one, thanks so much for sharing!

Cynthia said...

Great pick! I love the book trailer. =)

Staci said...

This one looks pretty cool...my son may like it!

Alison said...

How interesting. I haven't seen much pulp noir put into YA lit.

Lizzy said...

This one definitely sounds unique. I hadn't heard of it, but now I'll definitely have to give it a try.

Peep said...

Cool! I have this ARC of this book here to read but haven't gotten around to it! It's awesome seeing someone encouraged to read it. I read a few pages yesterday and it's funny so far. I don't know why I'm so happy that someone else knows this book but I am!

chelleyreads said...

hi jan! i'm super excited for this one too. i don't think i've ever read anything like it.

-michelle

Little Miss Becky : ) said...

This sounds like a fun one...a cool old fashion mystery!

Rhiana said...

That is a great blurb, definitely got my interest! Great pick.

Julie said...

Awesome book! I love the cover and pulp-noir angle. I'm definitely putting this on my TBR list. Thanks for sharing!

 
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