“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. “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, October 30, 2008
Come As You Are. Or, Y’Know, As Bogie.
It’s looking like we’ll all be artists soon, drawing the dole (ba-boom-tish), but bona fide multi-media artist Ken Lambert has an exhibition which ‘pays homage to the visual composition of film noir, psychological thrillers of the forties and the visual literacy of detective fiction writers such as Raymond Chandler and Ian Fleming’ opening tomorrow night in Dublin – click on the invite for all the details. The guest speaker, by the way, is uber-babe Arlene Hunt, who’ll be providing all the crime fiction context you can handle …