Sunday, August 25, 2013

Here's a first look....

at the cover of my new book:

...coming to a Kindle or ebook near you!

If there's a genre of "Comedy Noir" it fits into that category.  MUST KILL TV is a scathing satire on television and murder.  It's the only novel that asks the question:

What's more important -- Renewing your Tuesday night line-up or human life?

And there's sex in it! 

So this is just a tease.  If I had the time and money I would have made a trailer.   But at least you get to see the cover.  The rest of the book will be released soon. 

It's the comic/thriller you've been waiting for.  Did I mention there's sex in it? 

And the best part is -- I'll be plugging this now instead of my '60s book!

Stay tuned for more exciting details -- like when you can read it!   MUST KILL TV -- coming soon!

31 comments:

emily said...

I hope there's sex in it.

Mork said...

As to your question, it really depends on your network. If you're CBS, there's one answer, and if you're anything other than CBS, there's another...

FonHom said...

I hope there's TV in it.

Hal Tepfer said...

Would you happen to know if there is sex in it?

Madame Duchery said...

Hmm. What I'm wondering is whether the sex is Showtime, FX, or CBS.

Matt said...

Who is the babe... um, model on the cover?

Tom in Vegas said...

Friday Question: I'm not sure if you've seen this, but I'd love to hear your comments: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0ukYf_xvgc

William said...

"What's more important -- Renewing your Tuesday night line-up or human life?"

Ben Elton took a crack at that subject in 2001 with Dead Famous.

Like you Elton is a scriptwriter first and foremost, having written for The Young Ones, Blackadder etc.

Great Big Radio Guy said...

If you can rewrite the locations to the Walla Walla Valley, I can do the video for this one too.

Max Clarke said...

Did Annie write the sex parts?

Johnny Walker said...

Hurrah! Looking forward to reading this. The fact that it's "comedy noir" sounds like it will sit nicely alongside THE TIME MACHINE DID IT by John Schwartzwelder and INCOMPETENCE by Rob Grant, both of which I really enjoyed.

Tom in Vegas: Wow! I love that video. I want to listen to the entire speech, but basically: Wow, how wonderful to hear someone saying what needed to be said, so eloquently and passionately.

I found the full version here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oheDqofa5NM

Max Clarke: Wtf?

Johnny Walker said...

Matt: That's a stock photo.

maryking said...

Max: Eeewwww.

Bubba said...

and why isn't Natalie Wood on the cover?

Mac said...

I don't know what satire means, I'm just hoping there's sex in it.

Hamid said...

FonHom - I literally did laugh out loud at that! Good one!

Bill Rabkin said...

Sorry, Ken, but Lee Goldberg and I already used this title for a similarly themed episode of Diagnosis Murder. So you must immediately retitle your novel "Lee Daniels' Must Kill TV."

RCP said...

Looking forward to reading this!

Hamid said...

It saddens me that Kick Ass 2, a brilliantly witty and smart sequel to a brilliantly witty and smart film, has fallen to No10 in only its second week of release, whilst A Very Important Movie starring Oprah has remained No1. I suppose this means she hasn't been binging on mac & cheese (according to Wikipedia, when she heard Beloved was beaten on its opening weekend by the horror comedy Bride of Chucky, she spent the next few days binging on mac and cheese). I guess she's probably now on the eighth draft of her Oscar acceptance speech.

cadavra said...

Will there be a dead-tree edition for those of us ancients who prefer actual books?

Ken Levine said...

Yes, there will be a paperback at some point. It will also have sex in it.

Paul Duca said...

Paddy Chayefsky already decided...killing off Howard Beale at the end of NETWORK. after his corporatism rants began driving away his viewers.

GC said...

At first i was disappointed because you didn't mention paperback. Now you say there is a paperback, i'll make a room in my library for your book.

@ Bubba said "and why isn't Natalie Wood on the cover?"

With the word "KILL" in the book's title?

Cap'n Bob said...

I'll get it. And while you're on Amazon look for LOVE, DEATH AND THE TOYMAN and THE TOYMAN RIDES AGAIN. Both have sex and death and humor.

Craig Edwards said...

Looks like there might be some sex in it...

Mike Barer said...

Can't wait to read it!!

Marty Fufkin said...

I love the cover ... except the "by" ruins the balance of the design. It looks like it was just flown in and stuck somewhere because no one knew where to put it. Your name in a different color makes it obvious that "Ken Levine" is the author. Think you could drop the "by"? Otherwise, great job to both you and the designer!

Charles H. Bryan said...

If someone's TV screen image had to have a bullet-hole in it, couldn't it be those American Pickers guys? Or Growing Pains' TV-dad Alan Thicke, just for producing that real-life son of his that makes the annoying music? Maybe Roseanne, just for old times' sake?

Looking forward to the book! I don't care of there's sex in it or not, unless you've got some ducks having sex, in which case, I'll pass. It's possibly the most disturbing sex in the animal kingdom that doesn't include Russell Brand.

Anonymous said...

Another book? Yay! I loved the Me Generation book. I'll have my Kindle ready. Julie, Burlington, Iowa

Greg Morrow said...

Lee Goldberg also used a similar idea in his "Dead Space". TV writers writing books about the TV industry? Who could POSSIBLY have predicted that.

chuckcd said...

I hope Elizabeth Montgomery is in it.