Praise for Declan Burke: “A fine writer at the top of his game.” – Lee Child. “Prose both scabrous and poetic.” – Publishers Weekly. “Proust meets Chandler over a pint of Guinness.” – The Spectator. “A sheer pleasure.” – Tana French. “A hardboiled delight.” – The Guardian. “Imagine Donald Westlake and Richard Stark collaborating on a screwball noir.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review). “The effortless cool of Elmore Leonard at his peak.” – Ray Banks. “Among the most memorable books of the year, of any genre, was ABSOLUTE ZERO COOL.” – Sunday Times. “The writing is a joy.” – Ken Bruen. “A cross between Raymond Chandler and Flann O’Brien.” – John Banville.
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Hark! Is That A Trumpet Parp We Hear?
There we were, happily trawling around for some Ken Bruen material, when we stumbled across the best hardboiled and noir books published since 2000. Lawksamussy, there was yon Eight Ball Boogie in company with Ken Bruen, George Pelacanos, Richard Stark, James Sallis, Michael Connelly and Joe Gores. Did we soil ourselves with excitement? T'was a close-run thing, people, and no mistake ... except then we spotted this from last Saturday's Indo, and lost the run of ourselves completely. We'll be declaring ourselves an independent republic next ...
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