“A highly literary and always engaging 21st century noir… Born Slippy confronts contemporary
questions about the relativity of evil that no one can dodge.“— Chris Kraus, author of I Love Dick and After Kathy Acker.
“Lutz has the seven deadly sins nailed and rethought for our 2020 world. You’ve got to dig this book!” — James Ellroy
“Tom Lutz has written the kind of novel a globetrotting Graham Greene might have written had he lived to trot around our contempo, gone-to-hell globe – now divided into neo-imperialist sociopathic zillionaires, and the rest of us. Born Slippy is smart, dark, funny and, best of all, what used to be called a real page-turner. You’ll love this book.” — Jerry Stahl, author of Permanent Midnight, I, Fatty, and Old Guy Dad
“A smart and propulsive wild ride from the genteel mansions of Hartford Connecticut to the more louche corners of Asia. Lutz’s debut is a technicolor noir, a smart, literary and literate thriller—like love child of Elmore Leonard and Graeme Greene. Original and deft and not to be missed.” — Ivy Pochoda, author of Wonder Valley and Visitation Street
“What a pleasure, to sink under the comedic spell of Tom Lutz’s debut novel! The perfect book for a dreary day– a gleeful, twisty tale of an unlikely friendship. Its antagonist young bloviating Dmitry Heald, with his wild schemes and hair-raising tales, is the guy you can’t trust to go to the market, while the older Frank, his boss, is a man who should know better, and yet can’t resist. Infinitely entertaining. I’d put it on the shelf between Tom Robbins and Martin Amis, if a place can be cleared there.” — Janet Fitch, author of The Revolution of Marina M. and Chimes of a Lost Cathedral
“Born Slippy is a whip-smart, whirlwind novel of noir and adventure, humor and horror, cynicism and romance. Lutz’s sterling prose and love of literature light up this unique page-turner about the friendship between a man who would be good and the amoral, magnetic narcissist who comes to dominate his life story.” — Steph Cha, author of Your House Will Pay
“An entertaining neo-noir about the wages of greed.” — Kirkus Reviews