“Prose both scabrous and poetic.” – Publishers Weekly. “Proust meets Chandler over a pint of Guinness.” – Spectator. “A sheer pleasure.” – Tana French. “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. “The effortless cool of Elmore Leonard at his peak.” – Ray Banks. “A fine writer at the top of his game.” – Lee Child.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Never Mind The Pollocks

Sure, we knew Pat Mullan was a dab hand at the old page-blackening, with The Circle of Sodom and Blood Red Square under his metaphorical belt – but who could’ve known he was such a fine canvas-wrecker too? The canvas pictured is titled Life Forms II, and while we don’t know much about art, we do know … actually, scratch that, we know nothing about art. Quoth Pat:
“Let the pictures speak for themselves. When I write I see everything in pictures: the words then follow. In art I have been inspired by Miro, de Kooning, Pollock, Calder, Picasso, Chagall, Rothko, Stella, Kandinsky, Matisse – abstract expressionism, modernism and post-modernism.”
Hmmm, lovely. Check out more of Pat’s oeuvre over at the Saatchi Gallery … and if any other writers-cum-artists want to fire us off a sample of their work, we’d be only too delighted to get an informal gallery going to decorate the electronic halls of Crime Always Pays Towers. KT McCaffrey, this means you.

1 comment:

Pat Mullan said...

...Declan, now you've become an on-line gallery as well ... thanks for the exposure ! Just read your article in the latest CRIMESPREE MAGAZINE (How the Celtic Tiger funded the Irish crime fiction boom) - excellent! You could write an article per issue on the subject - speaking of which, drop into my site at ITW - www.thrillerwriters.org/patmullan - and read the synopsis of my latest, THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL - fits right into your subject matter...

Slan go foill,
Pat.