“Burke shows again that he’s not just a comic genius, but also a fine dramatic writer and storyteller.” – Booklist. “Prose both scabrous and poetic.” – Publishers Weekly. “Proust meets Chandler over a pint of Guinness.” – Spectator. “Among the most memorable books of the year, of any genre.” – Sunday Times. “A hardboiled delight.” – Guardian. “Imagine Donald Westlake and Richard Stark collaborating on a screwball noir.” – Kirkus Reviews. “A cross between Raymond Chandler and Flann O’Brien.” – John Banville.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
"And This Year's Award For Gratuitous Use Of The Word 'Fuck' Goes To ... Jennifer Fucking Jordan!"
Courtesy of that fine crime blogging experience Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind comes the news that the anthology formerly known as Fuck Noir is to be relased in November by Bleak House Books as Expletive Deleted, with the ubiquitous Ken Bruen contributing a tale in homage to "that granddaddy of all cusswords; that most adaptable and descriptive grouping of letters; that searing, offensive, musical, perfect sound: fuck." Which is nice-ish ... The book is edited by Jennifer Jordan, sister of Jon, the editor of the rather brilliant Crime Spree magazine who was kind enough to say this this to say about your correspondent's Eight Ball Boogie when it came out all those light years ago. Sure isn’t that only lovely?
Posted by Declan Burke at 12:33 AM