“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.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

“Here’s One We Made Earlier …”

Huzzah! The official 90-second trailer for Anton, a movie for which we have very high hopes despite the fact that it’s executive produced by professional mentaller Pat McArdle (right, in full-on The Hills Have Eyes mode), has hit the interweb highway and not a moment too soon. For lo! The chaps and chapesses behind Anton are swanning off to Cannes, no less, there to disport themselves shamelessly with ingénues and generally act the proverbial maggot. If you do happen to be in the vicinity of Cannes in the week starting May 18, get yourself along to the Palais Des Festivals Theatre K at noon, where the world premiere of Anton will be taking place. Oh, and be sure not to mention Crime Always Pays sent you, they’ll only call the gendarmes. Roll it there, Collette …

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