Dirty Pretty Things

Dirty Pretty Things is the international bestseller by Michael Faudet. A finalist in the 2015 Goodreads Readers Choice Awards, his whimsical and often erotic writing has already captured the hearts and minds of literally thousands of readers from around the world.

He paints vivid pictures with intricate words and explores the compelling themes of love, loss, relationships, and sex. All beautifully captured in poetry, prose, quotes, and little short stories.

Michael lives in a house by the sea in New Zealand with his girlfriend, international bestselling author, Lang Leav.


It’s Complicated

” I am here, you are there, it really is perplexing. We cannot touch, in real time much, there’s nothing quite as vexing.”

The Saddest Truth

“The saddest truth is realizing you have fallen madly in love with what can never be.”


“I am hopelessly in love with memory.  An echo from another time, another place.”

Some Days

“Some days we spoke about life, other days, we discussed the weather – and whenever we laughed, it was the best s*x ever.”


“Take nothing for granted. Even a rock will eventually surrender to the sea and love can slip away like sand through fingers.”


“I never truly believed in fate until your lips met mine and convince me otherwise.”

True Love

“When you’re in love, truly in love, you never have to questioned it.”

Changing Tides

“Sometimes, I stop to think, this life we share could drown and sink, beneath the wave — I contemplate, about the love we do create.”


“I am alone, love passes by. Crying tears, I wonder why – I cannot find, what others found.”


“Think of me as an uncharted map. I want your hands to explore every single city, town and village.”

Playing With Matches

“I lit this fire, burning fierce, and all consuming. My desperate tears, useless, against flames that leap, turning my breaking heart to blackened cinder.” 


“I am hypnotized. Sleepwalking to the rhythm of your words. Never wishing to wake”


“Put your hands on my knees, she said, and think of me as a book you’ve been dying to read.”


Copyright © 2016 by Michael Faudet. All rights reserved.
Andrew McMeel Publishing
Corresponding pages on the book:  65, 111, 39, 125, 129, 165, 191, 211, 199, 235, 245, 255