The King of Pain

Trapped beneath his entertainment system, waiting for his housekeeper to arrive and free him, outrageous reality TV mastermind Rick Salter reflects on his life and tries to piece together the events of the previous evening. Seth Kaufman's hilarious novel is a multifaceted meditation on pain and entertainment in a deranged society where the two are often interchangeable.

July 25: On this day in 1834 Samuel Taylor Coleridge died of heart disease at the age of sixty-one.

Crime fiction legends Dennis Lehane and Michael Connelly discuss the new book that unites their beloved sleuths Patrick Kenzie and Harry Bosch.

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