“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.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Are There Any Sherpas In The Building?


It’s one of those weeks, folks - a something’s-gotta-give week. Apologies to anyone dropping by in the hope of finding the usual semi-demented ramblings, but my cup overfloweth right now, and any nuggets of time I can mine from Mt Workload are being devoted to a final rewrite / redraft of ABSOLUTE ZERO COOL, which should have been with the publisher last week. Bear with me, and normal-ish service should resume in a couple of days. I thank you kindly for your patience …

8 comments:

michael said...

Take your time. I can not speak (write?) for the rest of your army of three readers, but I have always saw this site as something to read between your books. This place is meant to promote the work you are busy with now, not the other way around.

Work hard and know we will be waiting for your return with good news about ABSOLUTE ZERO COOL.

seana said...

I'll just second Michael's comment and not waste any more of your time.

bookwitch said...

Here's a cloth, dear. I find old terry nappies are good for most things in life. After the vomiting down your back has slowed down.

Sean Patrick Reardon said...

Go get'em tiger. We're not going anywhere!

lil Gluckstern said...

What is this about only three regular readers? To echo everyone else, we'll be here.

Eamonn Sweeney said...

Give her woskey.

michael said...

lil Gluckstern, you might have noticed when Dec is feeling humble he will refer to his three regular readers here. I like to remind him that we are not buying the humble bit and that we enjoy being part of his growing legion of fans.

bookwitch said...

The three of us feel very happy to get all the special mentions, though.