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Booked - Punk rock cop writes novel about a punk rock cop.
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Lauren Smiley

Silver, who counts Fight Club's Chuck Palahniuk as a muse, imbues his prose with a cynical swagger, a smattering of profanity, and irreverence toward the status quo. One humorous passage includes academy officers grilling Cohen on his many tattoos, suspecting the half-Jewish recruit of being a skinhead. He shows up for his interview in a vintage suit, attends punk shows, and has sex with his girlfriend in the women's bathroom of the Fillmore — in short, a cop anti-establishment San Franciscans can dig.