REVIEWS OF SNITCH JACKET:

"In Goffard's impressive debut, a darkly comic romp through the Southern California underworld, Benny Bunt, a 41-year-old dishwasher, finds his main escape in the Greasy Tuesday, a blue-collar bar in Costa Mesa. Among the recidivist misfits, his is a harmless familiar face. What they don't know is that Benny is a snitch who earns pocket money by ratting out his buddies to the cops. Enter one Gus Mad Dog Miller, a massive, bearded Vietnam vet, covered with prison tattoos; Gus holds court at the bar with outrageous tales of his exploits, military and cirminal. Gus soon becomes Benny's best friend, and seeks his assistance in a contract killing. Only problem is, the police botch their surveillance and Benny ends up taking the fall for a double homicide committed at the Howling Head festival in the Mojave desert. Goffard's prose shimmers with intelligence and humor, and he has a keen ear for telling detail. Fans of such cultish neo-noir scribes such as Charlie Huston and Duane Swierczynski will be richly rewarded." -- Publishers Weekly August 20, 2007 (starred review).

 

 

The Guardian (UK) on Snitch Jacket

March 3, 2007

 

Snitch Jacket reviewed by Gregory McNamee in the St. Petersburg Times

October 14, 2007

  

Snitch Jacket featured in New York magazine

November 25, 2007

 

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