In between drug deals and binge-drinking, reckless driving and street fights, the delinquents of the Brotherhood wage the holiest of wars. Yes, they will derail the Juggernaut before it can suicide . . . or have a ball trying at least. But when one of them falls prey to Roto-Vegas gang members, the cultural terrorists mobilise in earnest. Revenge takes them on a road-trip - a coming of age from hell. It is a journey to the corners of a collective psyche peopled by nightmares as real as the headlines of today, a New Zealand the tourists and executives had better pray they never stumble upon. Alone and gut-shot, the Juggernaut closing in, the Brotherhood will rally for an audacious final stand, a last ditch fight for their minds and their lives . . . and perhaps for the future of us all. Craig Marriner is New Zealand's response to Irvine Welsh and Quentin Tarantino. His first novel will make you cringe and shudder, then wet yourself laughing. Its raw and scathing prose breaks new ground against the backdrop of a world-view as chilling as the nightly news. Rest assured, Stonedogs will soon be banned from every classroom in the land. ++ Winner of the Deutz Medal for Fiction 2002 ++ ++ Winner New Zealand Society of Authors Hubert Church Best First Book Award for Fiction, 2002 ++ "its a terrific relentless rock n roll roller coaster of a read its blackly funny, its disarming, it has a wink in its eye, and it bleeds all over the place. It has extended riffs about gang behaviour, race relations, greed and rampant consumerism and just when you think things cant get any worse, they do. Its fertility is simply breathtaking. Most of all, Stonedogs is a true New Zealand original." - Witi Ihimaera (Covener of the judging panel, Montana Books Awards 2002; Author) Paperback
Review stamp on half title,notes in pencil at rear
Winner of Montana New Zealand Book Awards: Deutz Medal for Fiction 2002 and NZ Society of Authors Best First Book Award Fiction Category 2002.