“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, May 25, 2007

The Embiggened O # 937: All We Hear Is Radio Ga-Ga. And Trumpets

It’s been said more than once that Crime Always Pays has a wonderful face for radio, and Ireland’s lit-crit glam queen and Phantom FM presenter Nadine O’Regan (left) is to test the theory yet again. The Kiosk is set to review our humble offering The Big O live on air this coming Saturday, May 26, kicking off at 11am, which is why we’re taking ourselves off to the nearest sealed bunker for the hour in question. If you’re crazy enough to be up at that kind of ungodly hour on a weekend, you can listen in on-line here …

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