Repetition Kills You
Repetition Kills You by Tom Leins is an experimental noir. A novel-in-stories. A literary jigsaw puzzle. Welcome to Paignton Noir. More
Repetition Kills You is an experimental noir. A novel-in-stories. A literary jigsaw puzzle.
The book comprises 26 short stories, presented in alphabetical order, from ‘Actress on a Mattress’ to ‘Zero Sum’. Combined in different ways, they tell a larger, more complex story. The narrative timeline is warped, like a blood-soaked Möbius Strip. It goes round in circles—like a deranged animal chasing its own tail.
The content is brutal and provocative: small-town pornography, gun-running, mutilation and violent, blood-streaked stories of revenge. The cast list includes sex offenders, serial killers, bare-knuckle fighters, carnies and corrupt cops. And a private eye with a dark past—and very little future.
Welcome to Paignton Noir.
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