“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 8, 2007
Everybody Be Cool, This Is A Con
What fresh lunacy is this? Seems Dublin-based anti-hero collective CONMAN has got a movie on the go about an, erm, Dublin-based anti-hero who ... oh, just watch the bloody trailer. The critics' verdict? "CONMAN has got the movie critics agreeing on one thing – this is the nearest we’ve ever come to an Irish Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels," says, well, yep, you've guessed it ... CONMAN! Jump here for some more $uspiciously con-tastic info ...
Posted by Declan Burke at 12:03 AM