Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, Paperback, 9780375702204, 320pp.
Publication Date: January 25, 2000
It is under that effervescent orange glow that these three disparate souls intersect, as each learns "there is nothing soft about the soft drink industry." When unsuspecting "Soft ambassador" Glade begins to unravel from her subconscious obsession with a product she's never tried, Jimmy's top-secret campaign threatens to spill into the daily papers, and Barker once again finds himself employed as a thug-for-hire. At turns harrowing and darkly humorous, "Soft "is a magnificently surreal story, one that "New York Times" critic Michiko Kakutani calls "Rupert Thomson's most powerful novel yet.
"A tight, hypnotic story. Imagine Carl Hiaasen and Elmore Leonard teaming up. Imagine Quentin Tarantino and Martin Amis collaborating."- Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times
"A stone-cold blast, the kind of twisted thriller that will keep you turning the pages until four in the morning."- Details
"An intense and compulsive thriller. Thomson is a linguistic acrobat... a master of mood and character."-The Times, London