I'm waffling between three and four stars, because it made me cringe a couple of times when it was meant to make me cringe, but ultimately I do not think it is quite
the kind of thing that absolutely everyone into the genre would need to read. So three.
That said: dear god this thing reads like an icepick. Direct, brutal, straight to the point, fast and slick and hard. I don't think it can be his best work, but I look forward to digging up more.