“So all in all, A GONZO NOIR is a slightly psychedelic trip into the workings of Declan Burke’s rather odd mind. The characters leap off the screen and the ending twists again and again with more enthusiasm than Chubby Checker and the Fat Boys ever mustered.”Nice. Meanwhile, in our list of thanks to people who had given A GONZO NOIR some oxygen over the last few months, we neglected to mention the good folk at Fantasy Book Spot. Wea culpa, folks, and much obliged for the big-ups …
“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.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
A GONZO NOIR: The Slightly Psychedelic Review
Author, blogger and part-time Evil Genius Gerard Brennan (right) has been doing terrific things for Northern Ireland crime fiction in the few months since CSNI kicked off, although he’s obviously a rather strange chap, given that he’s been a fan of our internet novel, A GONZO NOIR, ever since we started publishing to the web. Yesterday he published a long and enthusiastic review of the finished article, with which we are well pleased, with our favourite bit running thusly: