The Beautiful Dead End review by Douglas Glover

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."