Damon lives a content life, playing video games and dealing drugs from his second-hand store while his girlfriend, Mary, drops constant hints about marriage. If only he could tell her his name isn't really Damon. If only he could tell her who he really is. But after he witnesses a friend's murder, a scarlet woman glides into his life, offering the solution to all of his prDamon lives a content life, playing video games and dealing drugs from his second-hand store while his girlfriend, Mary, drops constant hints about marriage. If only he could tell her his name isn't really Damon. If only he could tell her who he really is. But after he witnesses a friend's murder, a scarlet woman glides into his life, offering the solution to all of his problems. His carefully constructed existence soon shatters like crystal teardrops and he must determine which ghosts won't stay buried - and which ones are trying to kill him - if he wants to learn why Mary has disappeared....
|Title||:||Stay Go d, Sweet Angel|
|Number of Pages||:||353 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Stay Go d, Sweet Angel Reviews
Nik Korpon is crazy talented. If you are a fan of noir, this is a must read. Reminds me of Clevenger, Will Christopher Baer, and Stephen Graham Jones all wrapped into one. Definitely part of The Velvet. Nik is an Author to watch and I cannot wait to see what comes next from this amazing talent. Read it.
Dark, poetic, and heart breaking. This is my kind of noir. Nik Korpon brings all the power of his short fiction to these longer works, and more. Highly recommended, especially to fans of his short story collection, BAR SCARS.
Gritty. I can see why people like this book, but it just wasn't my style. DNF.
Gritty, Interesting, Baltimore, Love Story, Flawed yet Relatable Characters, Thrilling, Noir, Depressing, Poetic I could go on and on describing Stay Go d, Sweet Angel by Nik Korpon in short descriptive phrases but I wont. You are immediately roped into the story by introductions to the main characters, who despite the fact they are involved in the Baltimore drug trade, are written as truly down to earth characters. Being recreational drug/alcohol using cenophiles with good taste in music, they are totally believable characters that you probably see everyday at Fells Point or in my case maybe U St. The fact that I identified so well with Damon, Mary and Christian is what made the story all the more compelling when it begins to spiral out of control. The drugs take hold, the relationships complicate or disintegrate, and things become violent. There are secrets kept by the main character "Damon" that seem to follow him everywhere he goes and eventually lead to his unraveling. I think the ultimate story in Stay Go d is the love story between Damon and Mary. Some of the most beautiful and heartbreaking prose written in this novel is that written about Damon's desire to extract Mary from their current circumstance and reset somewhere on a beach. Definitely one of the best crime novels I have read this year. If you are into Noir, love stories, and thrillers you can't miss with this book. Korpon is to Baltimore as Pelecanos is to D.C. or Woodrell is to The Ozarks. Did I mention you also get a Novella attached to this wonderful novel? You do!
An engaging story of personal disintegration set to a backdrop of drug-dealing and deceit. This is a collection of two novellas meant to be a single novel, but I think the first story, STAY GOD, is a novel on its own given its breadth and detail, and the second story, SWEET ANGEL, is a novella and more of an aside--or, perhaps, b-side. I think STAY GOD stands on its own and didn't need the epilogue/prequel. But a good read, all around.
3.5 stars. I ended up liking the second story better than the first. Nik Korpon's writing has some truly beautiful turns of phrase but "Stay God" sometimes felt weighed down by all the inside jokes and I wasn't very sympathetic to the character of Michael in either story. I do like the way Korpon writes, though, and I look forward to reading more.
Loved the poetic writing style and cocaine psychosis of Damon was brilliantly described. After all we're all fond of kicking the arse out a wee toot now and then. Just felt the story lacked somewhat.Guy bumps his dealer and his bird bolts. So fuck.
Great read can wait up read more from this author
Gritty, dark and very absorbing.