“I used to love rabbits. Until I read Sam Millar’s latest book The Darkness Of Bones. Seeing little bunnies, and there are plenty of them around at this time of year, now conjures up my worst nightmares. Spring will never be the same again … Loosely based on the Kincora scandal that rocked Northern Ireland in the ’80s, Millar’s novel makes for uneasy reading … This is a deeply chilling tale. Hopefully this book won’t find its way into the travel section of your local bookshop, or Belfast tourism may become a thing of the past.”Sam? Leave the bunnies alone or we’ll send Woundwort around. You have been warned.
“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 2, 2007
Interview and / or Sam Millar junkies are advised to plug into Eileen Walsh’s chit-chat with Sam in the latest edition of Verbal, although it’s the rather quirky review of The Darkness of Bones running alongside that caught our eye, to wit: