“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.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

The Great FIFTY GRAND Giveaway

Adrian McKinty (right) has an interesting little notion going over at his interweb malarkey in relation to his forthcoming opus FIFTY GRAND, to wit:
“All this week I’ll be working on the page proofs and when I’m done with them I’d like to give them away to a reader / collector. If someone could suggest how I do this in the form of a fair competition or draw, I would greatly appreciate it. The proofs might look a bit messy so I’m not a 100% sure anyone will be that interested, but if I get assassinated by Cuban Intelligence or a Scientology Clear then they might be worth a few quid.”
  Nice. Just one thing, squire - don’t come crying to us if the CI and SC wallahs hook up for one last gig to bring you down ...

3 comments:

bookwitch said...

Do I get the whole works, or just one page?

Declan Burke said...

Ms Witch, I'm afraid you'll have to take that up with Mr McKinty ... I'd imagine he'd lumber you with the whole lot. He's generous like that ... Cheers, Dec

bookwitch said...

For a moment I was afraid I'd have to kill him first, but on re-reading it seems that will not be necessary.