Author Coerte V.W. Felskes first release in eight years, Scandalocity comes on the heels of his highly-acclaimed dolce vita fiction genre trilogy: The Shallow Man, Word, and The Millennium Girl. Zeitgeist for the Information Age, the novel is setMoreAuthor Coerte V.W. Felskes first release in eight years, Scandalocity comes on the heels of his highly-acclaimed dolce vita fiction genre trilogy: The Shallow Man, Word, and The Millennium Girl. Zeitgeist for the Information Age, the novel is set against the backdrop of the starry lights and glamorous nights of New York City.
Defined as The speed at which scandal, measured in velocity, can turn you into a star, Scandalocity is a sexy, ADHD psychological thriller, and Felske takes on our technology-driven, media-consumed, and celebrity-obsessed culture in a taut, suspenseful, and explosive narrative.Protagonist Harry Starslinger is a neurologically disordered online gossip reporter who becomes embroiled in the police investigation of his girlfriend’s murder.
Like Dostoevskys Underground Man in Notes From Underground, the book takes off in roaring first-person as we ride Harrys spontaneous, irreverent, and insightful thoughts. One of the most socially and professionally connected men in the City, however, where his high-profile job as a purveyor of celebrity gossip offers him access anywhere, anytime, Slinger finds it increasingly difficult to plug in and founder life-sustaining connections in a rocket-paced world of IMs, iPods and e-mails, social networking sites, vid-games, and hand-held techie toys.
The story unfolds in parallel between the ongoing murder investigation and the burgeoning romance with the victim in the past. Theres more murder, a manhunt, and Harry becomes the hunted one. A pulsating page-turner, the novel combines the scalding thematic tones of Odets and Lehmans The Sweet Smell of Success with the suspense and dramatic twists of Kasdens erotic cinema thriller Body Heat.
Scandalocity is Felske’s fourth installment in his dolce vita fiction series and the guilty pleasure prose crackles with razor’s-edge vernacular as well as a lexicons worth of phraseologies, hallmarks of the authors inimitable life-in-the-fast-lane literature.