“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.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Minister For Propaganda Elf Writes …


As all three regular readers will be aware, most CAP readers only stop off at this blog in order to click through to Lilyput’s World, which blog contains the continuing adventures of a little girl’s quest to pack as much fun into each and every day as is humanly possible. The more eagle-eyed among you will have noticed that I’ve taken down that link, and those of you who are regular visitors to Lilyput’s World may also have noticed that you’ve been blocked out. There are no sinister reasons behind the change, I’m glad to say; it’s just that the Princess Lilyput has started to get a little fussier about who gets to visit her court. If you’d like to be added to the VIP list, please feel free to drop me a line at dbrodb[at]gmail.com, and I’ll be delighted to do so. In the meantime, boopy-doop.