“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.
Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Never Judge A Book Writer By His Cover: TS O'Rourke Speaks!
Don't know about you, but TS O'Rourke frightens the shite out of us. So when we mustered the courage to ask, 'Anything cooking over there, Mr O'Rourke, sir?' and he answered, "I'm working on a Dublin-based crime novel right now, it's a real dirty book, great fun to write ... especially the research ... hur-hur-hur," we immediately feared for the ordinary decent civilians of Dublin. But lo! Seems TS isn't so scary after all! Even the rather salubrious Dublin Quarterly thinks so! Which is nice.
Posted by Declan Burke at 10:10 AM