Books by C.D. Payne

FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 10, 2001

"Now that Payne has hooked up with Hollywood's Farrelly brothers (slated to produce the film version of his Frisco Pigeon Mambo, 2000), maybe he can finally get some respect for Twisp as well."
Bloody chunks butchered from Payne's Youth in Revolt by an unfeeling and venal Doubleday editor. Read full book review >
FRISCO PIGEON MAMBO by C.D. Payne
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: Oct. 15, 2000

"As parodies of human excess, the pigeons simply chase after the same promises in life. Amusing? Barely. Some may lap it up but few will find it as riotous as the Nick Twisp saga."
Self-publisher Payne, whose Nick Twisp series is making a splash (see below), creates his own Animal Farm in a fable of escaped lab animals that can't give up booze, tobacco, and whatchugot. Read full book review >
REVOLTING YOUTH by C.D. Payne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 15, 2000

"If this catches on, as it may well, step back and watch self-publishing take off."
Cult comic-novelist Payne, who self-publishes but also has published with Doubleday, offers the fourth in his revoltingly ridiculous Nick Twisp series. Read full book review >
YOUTH IN REVOLT by C.D. Payne
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 14, 1995

"Payne's talent occasionally peaks through this John Hughes- like romp, but hold out—and hope for—a better, more mature second effort."
Payne—who formed his own press and self-published this novel, his first, in 1993—shoots for Holden Caulfield but winds up with Ferris Bueller in this overly long pastiche of teen clichÇs and YA fantasies. Read full book review >