“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.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

How Late Late It Was, How Late Late

Sir Kenneth of Bruen was on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson the other night promoting Priest, and we’re hearing mixed reactions about how he got on – Peter over at Detectives Beyond Borders posted on the topic under the header ‘A shite television interview with a fine writer’, which may or may not give you some idea of where Peter was coming from, while Ed Gorman reckoned Ken was “Cool, humorous, witty, and swift enough to keep up with Ferguson, who is one seriously hopped-up guy.” Confused? You will be if you jump over here for a vid upload excerpt at TV Eyes – the bit about Hell’s Angels reading as they speed down the highway will stay with us for quite a while …