“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.

Monday, June 16, 2008

ReJoyce: ’Tis Bloomsday In All Its Feckin’ Nuttiness

It being June 16, aka Bloomsday, the anniversary of some ULYSSES-related malarkey involving the scoffing of much fried kidneys whilst wearing wardrobe cast-offs from Oliver Twist, we’d like to mark the occasion with yet another Crime Always Pays outing for our favourite short film of all time, Pitch ‘n’ Putt with Joyce ‘n’ Beckett, which was written and directed by genius-in-waiting Donald Clarke. Roll it there, Collette …

2 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

An English professor told me the other night that the Joyce seminar had been removed from the course list. What a travesty.

Declan Burke said...

That's a crying shame, Patti ... the dumbing down of the planet continues apace. Cheers, Dec