Bill Fitzhugh, author of Radio Activity, Fender Benders, Pest Control (and others) described Duncan Delaney and the Cadillac of Doom best when he said: As God is my witness, 'Duncan Delaney and the Cadillac of Doom' is the first novel I've ever read where a frozen Cornish hen is used as a weapon. And that's not the craziest part of the story. A.L. Haskett opens a can of worms by asking the age-old question: Where does a sensitive cowboy artist go to escape the clutches of his mother's wealth so he can pursue his art in peace? Well, not Los Angeles, but Duncan Delaney doesn't know this. Haunted by his father's unfortunate death, Duncan is spurred to action by love and a lunatic Indian pal. Like so many who come to La La Land searching for a brighter future, Duncan finds himself on the seedy side of Hollywood trying in vain to dodge the Cadillac of Doom. A finely told cautionary tale for anyone fond of strippers, bikers, and art dealers.
From the Author
What did Bantam say about my book (before they passed)? "I thoroughly enjoyed this manuscript and see a little bit of Tom Robbins in Mr. Haskett's work. You were right to describe this as zany, warm and upbeat - it had me laughing out loud in a number of places. Unfortunately, I'm afraid it strikes me as not quite commercial enough to do well here at Bantam. I simply don't see it as a huge blow-out book." The lowest common denominator strikes again. Help me prove them wrong! Be brave, try something new. You might just like it.