EXPANDED SCORSESE QUOTE, & SAMPLE 'SNAKES' CHPT. 1
BRET EASTON ELLIS: "A FAST-MOVING PAGE TURNER, BREATHLESSLY PACED"
The Hard Case Crime
page for Are Snakes Necessary?
includes a full description of the novel, the full quote/rave about the book from Martin Scorsese
, as well as raves from David Koepp
and Bret Easton Ellis
. From here, we find that the book's cover illustration was painted by Paul Mann
, and, perhaps best of all, a link to read chapter one...!
"When we were all trying to get our first pictures made," Scorsese begins in the full quote blurb, "Brian De Palma
was leading the way, forging ahead, giving a real example to follow. Brian was the model of the truly independent filmmaker, no matter what the situation or the scale of the picture or the size of the budget. When he got into a tough situation, he fought, he did the best he could, he learned and he moved on and made the next picture. Now, with Susan Lehman
, he’s turned his energies to writing. In Are Snakes Necessary?
, you have the same individual voice, the same dark humor and bitter satire, the same overwhelming emotional force. It’s like having a new Brian De Palma picture."
The other two quotes on the Hard Case Crime page:
"Brilliant, lurid, twisty fun...compulsively readable and fiendishly constructed."
— David Koepp, screenwriter of Jurassic Park
"One of the world’s greatest filmmakers has helped produce a fast-moving page turner, breathlessly paced...irresistible for any De Palma fan."
— Bret Easton Ellis, author of American Psycho
Here's the Hard Case Crime description:
FROM THE DIRECTOR OF SCARFACE AND DRESSED TO KILL—
A FEMALE REVENGE STORY
When the beautiful young videographer offered to join his campaign, Senator Lee Rogers should’ve known better. But saying no would have taken a stronger man than Rogers, with his ailing wife and his robust libido. Enter Barton Brock, the senator’s fixer. He’s already gotten rid of one troublesome young woman—how hard could this new one turn out to be?
Pursued from Washington D.C. to the streets of Paris, 18-year-old Fanny Cours knows her reputation and budding career are on the line. But what she doesn’t realize is that her life might be as well...
The sample link
is from the novel's first chapter.