A non-fiction novel of the bloody Power Affair in Arizona, 1918.
"this stunning collection of short stories draws unrelenting portraits of cruelty."
--Jeffrey Greene
Fiction (novel) Scribner, February 2008
"The story of 17 year old Ned Thorne who joins the army and gets posted to the furthest outpost of the Arizona Territory in 1871, where he must prove himself to his superiors and himself."
Fiction (novel)
"a bitter, witty psychological profile of genius that is also a wonderful celebration of country music."
--Donald Barthelme

Crazy Heart

"Crazy Heart is a beautiful book... The characters are cut cleanly out of America--the roadside West, the dance halls and beer joints, the occasional big concert, Houston, Nashville, Southern California, and the endless, eternal hotel rooms that are as close to home as any country singer ever gets... Bad Blake is a man you will not soon forget."
--Kinky Friedman, The Washington Times

"In his debut novel, Thomas Cobb has produced a piercing, keenly observed chronicle of America, getting across the current mores and attitudes as experienced by C & W musician Blake."
--Los Angeles Times

"In producing as nearly a masterpiece as the subject has yet attracted, Cobb seems to have triumphed... Cobb has created an unforgettable character who engages not only your interest, but your emotion... and who proceeds to take you on a roller-coaster ride through his tawdrily tumultuous life."
--Chicago Tribune

"A measure of Thomas Cobb’s talent is that he can make Bad Blake’s story amusing even as we watch him fall. Bad is entirely sympathetic, and his crazy heart is vivid; the milieu is as resonant as a steel guitar, and the plot moves along without skipping a beat."
--New York Times Book Review