Prince of Sin City by Gary Walton
2009 Finishing Line Press Georgetown, KY
This picaresque novel tells the story of Dennis Prince, a freelance news reporter, uncovering corruption in Newport, Kentucky during the late 1980s. At first Prince’s mission is to merely follow a stripper at the request of her boyfriend, Big Dick Hubris, but soon he’s caught up in a complex web of intrigue with roots far back in Newport’s history implicating some of the city’s own in the “greatest crime of the century”, the assassination of JFK.
Prince of Sin City is a farce, along the lines of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and A Confederacy of Dunces.
I don’t usually like “funny books”. I just don’t get it; although I do get that it’s funny to lack a sense of humor. If it had been anything other than a Kentucky book, I wouldn’t have gotten beyond the first few chapters. But I did continue and by the time I reached the end I was glad of it. I think [...]