“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, May 1, 2007

Always Be Giving Away Free Stuff: Alex Barclay, The Caller

It's been harder than we expected to get some reviews together for Alex Barclay's The Caller, so instead we thought we'd offer you a free extract from the novel - always be giving away free stuff, folks! - and treat you to the inimitable Critical Mick's unedited email interview with said Alex. Take her away, Critical Mick! No, not literally, man - put the lady down! Y'know, just ask her a few questions and whatnot ...

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