Page two - I'm absolutely laughing at loud. Not "LOL"ing. Literally laughing out loud. Maybe its too close to home. The girl you sleep with while having no intentions of dating. The girl who got away dating an inexplicable tool. The F-able co-worker. The buzzed drive to the only taco stand you'll go to.
Its a fast read of dark, cynical comedy that will strike a chord with anyone who has spent more than a week in LA. A perfect read for commuters trying to plow through pages on the subway. Absolutely loved it. --Corey Kronengold
Rating: 4.7 stars
If you’re wanted for murder, the last thing you should do is smoke a joint, eat a taco, and alienate potential alibis. Then again, Ethan isn’t a very good murder suspect.
Maybe it’s just been a lousy week for him. There are layoffs at the office, poorly written death threats, and a vapid, but alluring coworker sending Ethan mixed signals. The f-buddy who loves to loathe him doesn’t understand that it’s over, and his philosophizing best friend is pretty sure that Ethan’s problem is merely the dreary momentum of the hipster ethos. Or it could be that Ethan’s pot dealer is out of baggies once again.
But the cop who’s after him doesn’t buy any of that bullshit. Despite being lazy and crooked, Boyd is damn good at his job. He’s certain Ethan murdered his ex—The Girl Who Got Away—along with her nobody of a boyfriend. And the more Boyd hounds him for a confession, the more Ethan comes to see the murders as his way out of the existential crisis consuming him.