Praise for Declan Burke: “Burke shows again that he’s not just a comic genius, but also a fine dramatic writer and storyteller.” – Booklist. “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.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Lights, Camera, Anton

A movie to watch out for, folks - set in the bandit country of Cavan during the 1970s against a backdrop of Norn Iron's 'Troubles', Anton is a gritty thriller about a good man doing bad things for all the right reasons. Anthony Fox (right) wrote the script, and also stars, Graham Cantwell directs, while Gerard McSorley chips in with - shock-horror, etc. - a borderline psycho portrait of a bent copper. We should probably 'fess up and say that we've been known on occasion to drink a tincture of dry sherry with the producer, Pat McArdle, but we saw the extended thriller of this one a few months ago and it looks the business - we're thinking it might just be the best Irish crime movie since I Went Down, and the movie that puts a smidge of credibility back into the Irish film industry. Yep, it looks that good ... The trailer should be ready to run any day now, so stay in touch and we'll keep you posted.