“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.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

You Snooze, You Win

A Minister for Propaganda Elf writes: Gerard Brennan will very probably claim that the pic above has been photo-shopped, but the elves are reliably informed that this is a rare and genuine shot of the Grand Vizier and Princess Lilyput taking a siesta together amidst the plush cushions of the Japanese Gardens, which are overlooked by the western wing of CAP Towers and thus susceptible to a sneaky member of the paparazzi (aka Mrs Grand Vizier) taking a crafty snap. Rest assured that the Grand Vizier’s caffeine-fuelled, 24/7 perusal of the Irish crime fiction ‘scene’, and Lilyput’s feed-parp-read-sleep routine, will resume shortly …

8 comments:

bookwitch said...

Cute.

Gerard Brennan said...

Oh, aye. That's photo-shopped all right. The laptop and six-pack of Red Bull having been cropped out of the left hand side of the pic.

Well worth the effort though. Very convincing and awwww inducing.

gb

Josh Schrank said...

All I want to know is, who smiles while he sleeps??

Declan Burke said...

Josh - It looks like the GV is smiling, but it's just a case of trapped wind ... Apparently he won't learn to smile for another couple of months yet ... Cheers, Dec

Anonymous said...

See, I told you what watching too much Liverpool would do.

Haydo

Declan Burke said...

Ah, the sabre-rattling of a Filthenfuhrer fan who knows the dread spectre of Moscow approacheth ... BRING. IT. ON. Cheers, Dec

Josh Schrank said...

um.... Dec, no meaning no offense here or anything, but um.. are you sure you don't drink??

Declan Burke said...

Josh - No offence taken, sir ... I do drink, just not whiskey. Or brandy. Guinness, though, that's the ticket ... Cheers, Dec