“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.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Anton: We Could Tell You How Good It Is, But Then We'd Have To Shoot You

Much as we hate to be the instigators of scurrilous unfounded rumours, the sight of full-time bon vivant-about-town and sometime Anton producer Pat McArdle (right) kicking ass and taking names in the editing suite suggests that the Crime Always Pays elves have defied that court-imposed barring order yet again. Sheesh, will those elves never learn? Anyhoo, the good news for anyone who couldn’t download last week’s DiVX post is that the trailer for Anton – directed by Graham Cantwell, and set during the ’70s around the badlands of Cavan, where IRA-types do their best to lure our eponymous hero into a life of rural accents and really bad haircuts – is now up on YouTube. Huzzah! Roll it there, Collette …

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