“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.

Friday, November 9, 2007

The Best Things In Life Are Free … Books. From Norway.

The lovely Zoe gets in touch all the way from Random House in London to suggest we mention Jo NesbØ’s THE REDBREAST, which is the latest English translation in NesbØ’s Harry Hole series and was recently voted ‘Best Norwegian Crime Novel of All Time’. Marvellous, said we, we’ll feature the snazzy promo video and run a competition giving away some free copies. But first the latest big-up, courtesy of Norman Price on Euro Crime:
“This novel is beautifully constructed like a jigsaw puzzle in two time dimensions, blended with a discussion on the nature of treachery and collaboration. When Harry eventually solves this slick puzzle it leads to a very dramatic climax. I can heartily recommend the Harry Hole series …”
Wonderful. To win a gratis copy of THE REDBREAST, just answer the following question:
How cold does it get in Norway in winter?
(a) Cold;
(b) Very cold;
(c) How the buggery would I know? I’m tucked up beside a blazing log fire, engrossed in Jo NesbØ’s THE DEVIL’S STAR.
Answers to dbrodb(at)gmail.com before noon on Monday November 12, putting ‘How the buggery would I know?’ in the subject line. And now – drum roll, please, maestro – the snazzy promo vid …

2 comments:

Uriah Robinson said...

Did I write that Declan?

It just shows you that Exmoor Gold is stronger than you think.

Norm

Linkmeister said...

I'm amused by Eudora (my mail program). I put the suggested words in the subject line and got "those words might get your keyboard washed off with soap. Would you like to tone it down?"

Fortunately I have an option to send anyway.