“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.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Greene's Bookshop: No Worst, There Is Nun

It's a sign of the interweb times, people - Caroline Walshe's Loose Leaves in the Irish Times reports that Greene's Bookshop, which has been selling books on Clare Street, Dublin since 1843, is closing down its retail outlet and going on-line. It's worked a treat for Kenny's in Galway, but 'tis sad all the same. The good news? There's a sale on in Greene's from now until closing-down day, May 25 - so git yo funky asses down dere now, yo! Respeck, peace out.

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