Reviews

“You’d have to be a bibliophobe to not fall head over heels for Philip Loyd’s insanely addictive novel, You Lucky Bastard, featuring one of modern literature’s more remarkable protagonists, Arlen Schmeck.” —Chris Belden, Author of Shriver (Simon & Schuster)
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“Philip Loyd’s You Lucky Bastard grabbed me from the very opening lines. With a punch worthy of Hunter S. Thompson and an intellect comparable to Chuck Palahniuk’s, Loyd weaves a hypnotic narrative that never lets the reader off the hook. You Lucky Bastard is an irreverent, hilarious and deeply impressive debut.” —Jeremy Masseym, Author of The Last Four Days of Paddy Buckley (Penguin/Random House)
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“Through the peephole! Endearingly eccentric Arlen Schmeck’s wonderland is his very own apartment building. As ghastly as it is entertaining, You Lucky Bastard serves up a page-turning mystery riddled with bizarre facts and an unforgettable cast of crazy characters.” —Sherri Browning Erwin, Author of Jane Slayer (Simon & Schuster)
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“Philip Loyd isn’t just funny and witty, his writing is interesting and full of intricate details that show what a great researcher he is, as well.” —Nahid Rachlin, Recipient of the Doubleday-Columbia Fellowship; Author of Persian Girls (Penguin/Random House)
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“Dude can write!!!” —Lucy Logston, Editor, Reviewer, English Instructor, Columbia University
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“Love reading your Flashbytes. You are a true inspiration, particularly your wit, humor, and crazy ways!” —Lekha Keister, English Professor, William Paterson University
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“I always look forward to reading your Flashbytes because you have a way of making me laugh like no one else does. I love it! No wonder you are such a great writer.” —Lorraine Price, Author, Humanitarian, Book Reviewer, Editor