The Shotgun Rule

Paperback $14.00

Ballantine Books | Jan 13, 2009 | 272 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9780345481368

  • Paperback$14.00

    Ballantine Books | Jan 13, 2009 | 272 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9780345481368

  • Ebook$9.99

    Ballantine Books | Aug 28, 2007 | ISBN 9780345502261

Praise

“Anyone not acquainted with Charlie Huston’s blistering, unputdownable novels will want to tie their sneakers nice and tight before starting The Shotgun Rule, or they are apt to be blasted clean out of them.”
–Stephen King

“A dark but brilliant portrait of the way many teenage boys live in America . . . a coming-of-age novel, like Catcher in the Rye . . . [Charlie Huston is] one of the most original crime novelists at work today.”
–The Washington Post Book World

“Equal parts Stephen King’s Stand by Me and Irvine Welsh’s Trainspotting, The Shotgun Rule is Huston in top form. . . . [An] unforgettable blend of humor and horrific violence.”
–Chicago Tribune


“[A] compelling depiction of aimless teenage boys trying to rise to manhood. In Huston’s hands, it’s Greek tragedy on speed. . . . Huston’s strengths are the brutal efficiency with which he sets a scene, and the breakneck pace he maintains throughout.”
–San Francisco Chronicle

“Huston is a monstrously gifted purveyor of suspense. . . . This book raised blisters on my fingers–and I still couldn’t put it down.”
–Austin American-Statesman

“One of the most memorable crime novels of this year.”
–Baltimore Sun

Related Articles

First to Read
Back to Top