“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.

Friday, April 27, 2007

The Embiggened O # 236: Yes, We Can Now Blow Des Irae On Our Own Trumpet!

Gotta love those funky folks at your super, soaraway, giveaway Metro who published a rather fetching four-star review of your correspondent's humble opus, The Big O ... electronic bouquets to Therese McKenna from Crime Always Pays. If you fancy doing all your early Christmas shopping at a discount price without leaving the comfort of your own home, jump over to those lovely independent publishers Hag's Head Press for further details ... tell 'em the Trumpet Parper sent you. Oh, and while we're at it - Ocean FM is broadcasting an interview with yours truly on Sunday night, 8pm. Which is nice ...

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