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Slick by Daniel Price
  

Slick

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Youâve got to read this. Its take on the modern marketing world is quite brilliant. Scandal, scam, hoax, deception, itâs all meat to the manipulators and so beautifully conceived here. Just read it, the title says it all.

Comparison: Rupert Morgan, Ben Elton, Christopher Buckley.
Similar this month: None but try SF author Nick Sagan.

If you like Daniel Price you might also like to read books by Rupert Morgan, Christopher Buckley and Ben Elton.

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Slick by Daniel Price

'I work in the field of perception management, although the less colourful term is ‘media manipulation.â Weâre the CIA of PR, the sublime little gremlins who live just outside your senses, selling you products and concepts without you even knowing.â

Scott Singer is a publicist, expert spin doctor and media assassin, killing scandals and selling the unsellable - be it guns, porn or reputations. Now heâs the hired gun in a record companyâs attempt to save the public character of their major artist, rap star Jeremy Sharpe, a.k.a. Hunta. Hunta is no stranger to controversy. He currently stands accused by the media of inciting criminal acts among his teenage fans and his staff are fighting to stop a former assistant going to the press with her own accusations.

The obvious defence is to discredit Huntaâs accuser. Despite his nefarious accomplishments, Scottâs never used his talents to ruin another human being before, and he doesnât want to start. So instead of getting nasty, he gets creative. One way to avoid a scandal is to create a bigger one - a grand and epic hoax that will dominate the news cycle, and eclipse the truth. It will be his greatest achievement to date, if it works…

Reviews

'Price's debut just might do for unctuous PR flacks what Paradise Lost did for the Prince of Darkness himself - put a tragic, even heroic visage on the devil you only think you know. Slick's bitterly comic tone…is as polished and precise as anything by Will Self' Time Out

'a hip, hard-wired, impressive debut for a satirical moralist who can stand comparison to Christopher Buckley or the young Evelyn Waugh.' Star News

About the Author

Daniel Price
Daniel Price was born in New York City in 1970, and began writing shortly thereafter.

It was during the Presidential election standoff of 2000 that Daniel turned his attention to the media, and the awfulness therein. While dreaming up the idea for SLICK, he spent over a year researching the byzantine worlds of PR and media manipulation, and spent two years writing the novel. He runs www.AbusedbytheNews.com, a website of media criticism and satire. Slick is his first novel.

Daniel still lives in Los Angeles, but has finally abandoned his day job as a graphic artist to do the full-time writer thing.

Photo by Avi Bar-Zeev

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Book Info

Publication date

4th August 2005

Author

Daniel Price

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Author's Website

www.slicknovel.com/

Publisher

Judy Piatkus Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback

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ISBN

9780749936051

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