Good review for Slow Down in Booklist – “The plot takes off…there’s no denying it’s fun to watch rich snots destroy themselves.”
SLOW DOWN is available for pre-order on Amazon in Kindle and paperback!
“A frenetic first novel… full of unedifying characters scrambling for the elusive, perhaps imaginary, brass ring.” —Publishers Weekly
“Lee Matthew Goldberg writes like a young Bret Easton Ellis doing a line of uncut Denis Johnson off the back of a public urinal. Memorable in the best possible way, also mostly illegal, Goldberg’s Slow Down is a mad man’s tour of Manhattan’s vices, follies, and ultimate betrayals.” —Urban Waite, author of Terror of Living and Sometimes the Wolf
“Slow Down starts fast and gets faster quick, gunning through yellow streetlights on its way to full collision with your shattered soul. Lee Matthew Goldberg takes on the American Zeitgeist in this stunning debut.” – Stephen Jay Schwartz, L.A. Times bestselling author of Boulevard and Beat
“What would happen if one of Raymond Chandler’s 1940’s femme fatales were to join forces with one of Jay McInerney’s 1980’s enfant terribles? Lee Matthew Goldberg wrings every delectable trope imaginable out of this mashup while still managing a fresh spin the age-old question of what happens when immaturity mortgages soul for glory. A writer to watch out for, which also applies to the protagonist of his novel but, I’m happy to say, for entirely different reasons.”
— David Kukoff, author of Children of the Canyon.
”Dark and hard-boiled writing that grabs you by the throat. Slow Down is one of those rare novels that’s so good you want it to go on forever!” —Nick Pengelley, author of Ryder: An Ayesha Ryder Novel
PW calls SLOW DOWN a “Frenetic tale full of of unedifying characters scrambling for the elusive, perhaps imaginary, brass ring.” Full review below!
How far would you go to make your dreams come true? For budding writer and filmmaker Noah Spaeth, being a Production Assistant in director Dominick’s Bambach’s new avant-garde film isn’t enough. Neither is watching Dominick have an affair with the lead actress, the gorgeous but troubled Nevie Wyeth. For Noah’s dream is to get both the film and Nevie in the end whatever the cost. And this obsession may soon become a reality once Dominick’s spurned wife Isadora reveals her femme fatale nature with a seductive plot to get rid of her husband for good.
Set against a New York City where a drug called Fast sweeps through the streets and tattoos of yellow circles appear on a flood of glamorous girls, Slow Down is a cross between the noir styling of James M. Cain and the dark satire of Bret Easton Ellis.
It’s a thrilling page-turner that holds a mirror up to a media-saturated society that’s constantly searching for the fastest way to get ahead, regardless of consequences.
My story MIDDLE OF NOWHERE is in the current issue of Essays & Fictions. In it, Cooper travels to Middle of Nowhere, TX for a high-stakes chile pepper competition that will pit him against the best of the best and give him a glimpse into the wild and cutthroat world of the “Chile Heads”. A prequel to the novel Eating the Sun.