Review by Douglas Glover
"Clint Hutzulak's The Beautiful Dead End is an extravagantly mysterious and wildly original first novel in the tradition of other great dead end, drug-and-booze books like Alexander Trocchi's Cain's Book and William Burrough's Junky. It's also a ghost story, a mystery novel and a love story combined. It's sentiments are death-oriented — one senses the influence of Japanese cinema; but the orientation towards death only serves to throw the living into high relief. This is a beautifully sad, lovely book."