A fictional account, set in San Francisco, of an
attempt to assassinate the assassin of
a gay Supervisor
"An excellent book."
— Herb Caen
"A tense drama around a small group of gay men
who plot to murder a Dan White-like character
while he is in prison."
"Buy this book and read it because it will entertain you.
Its many other provocations are gratis." — The Advocate
"...executes it brilliantly, creating a mesmerizing portrait
of White through the events and people that surround such a
revenge killing.... Curzon fans will cheer this one, and still
manage to find themselves outwitted at nearly every turn as the
plot snakes its way over the hills of the famous city."
— Drummer Magazine
"Well written." — Library Journal
"From start to finish, FROM VIOLENT MEN is a virtuoso
performance. It is political thriller, moral fable, murder
mystery, hard-edged satire and black comedy blended into a story
of wish fulfillment turned horrendously askew."
— S.F. Sentinel
"A great book, one that the reader will not soon forget."
— The Weekly News, Miami
"FROM VIOLENT MEN, while not always comfortable
reading, is a significant addition to gay male literature.
Curzon's tragic vision of human passion and
human action has all the complex resonances
of Greek tragedy. The style, structure and
characterizations suggest his exceptional
maturity as a writer. With this novel he clearly
emerges as a major contributor to gay male
culture in particular and to American culture
— Philadelphia Gay News
"It remains, to the final paragraph, suspenseful, engaging,
and brutally honest about the human condition."
— California Voice