“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. “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.
Wednesday, August 1, 2007
“Smokey, This Is Not ’Nam. This Is Bowling. There Are Rules.”
Good news and better news, people: first off, Will Russell of Lebowski Fest fame publishes I’m A Lebowski, You’re A Lebowski tomorrow (August 3), the tome being the ultimate The Big Lebowski nerd-fan resource (the Crime Always Pays elves being utterly in thrall to the genius of the Coen Brothers in general and the Duderino in particular). The better news? The Lebowski Fest UK rolls into Edinburgh on August 24 and London on August 30. What to expect? Erm, some bowling, a movie party and waaaaaaay too many quotes from the movie. Still, it’s the most quotable movie since Casablanca, so maybe that’s not such a bad thing. Make with your favourite Lebowski quote in the comment box, folks ...