A Biography of Sonny Liston
"[Night Train] is as much about Liston and boxing as it is about the darkest side of the American Dream. Liston's story comes alive though clean, evocative prose, hard facts and lyrical, occasionally breathtaking writing" Time Out
Praise for Night Train
Shooting from the hip, Nick Tosches brings Liston and the lurid underworld of boxing brilliantly to life... The fullest portrait yet of this troubled man. Told in the spare, muscular prose Tosches is known for, Liston's story is the tale of a man who "died on the day he was born"Esquire
Liston's story comes alive though hard facts and breathtaking writing... As much about boxing as it is about the darkest side of the American DreamTime Out
Tosches has a talent for getting inside the skin of men [and] drawing out meaty stories... The prose sizzles - hard, tough writing suited to a hard, tough subjectNew York Times Book Review
Dazzling, unforgiving... Tosches and Liston smash their way through fights and beaten men... Tosches understood the large heart and vicious ways of Liston and together they take an unforgettable journey to some of boxing's darkest placesSteve Bunce, author of 'Bunce's Big Fat Short History of British Boxing'
Grandmaster of grit lit, Tosches writes eloquently about America's underbellyBoston Globe
A fantastic book about a life that started in darkness and continued to go deeper into the darkness until the only light was death. Nick Tosches is an extraordinary writerHubert Selby Jr, author of 'Requiem for a Dream'
Brash [and] astute... Tosches gets in the ring and slugs it out from the first bell as if he were the twin reincarnation of John L. Sullivan and Jack Dempsey. [He] picks the dirtiest, ugliest, saddest man the fight game has thrown up in a hundred years and rides the story all the way to the graveObserver
Tosches is a remarkable reporter... While Liston demolishes opponents with the brutality of his blows, Tosches goes down the mean streets of professional boxing, ventures into the shadowy corners of mob dealings and dares to reveal the fixed fights... A great storySalon
[A] hyper-noir meditation on the devil and his relationship to Sonny Liston... Tosches has attitude to spare, agile and sublime, smooth and cool... A captivating, tragic taleAustin Chronicle
Crackling [and] unmissable... A warped fairy tale and a dark murder mysteryMaxim
A profound voyage into the twisted psyche of a sportsman... Brings you face to face with [a] hard life and ugly deathFHM