Ben of Dead End Follies writes:
"THREE REASONS TO READ: EVERY SHALLOW CUT
1) It's a freakin' novella! ... It's short, not intimidating and it doesn't waste any words. It cuts down to the bare essentials of good storytelling.
2) It's a pure noir, but it has only one cop (for a few pages), one gun, no mobsters and very little violence....
3) It's a sad book. ... Sadness is a difficult emotion to trigger through page, but this is done amazingly well and should you embrace that you want to read something sad, this is the perfect book."