“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.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Lock Up Your Stained-Glass Windows

It isn’t due until March 2014, unfortunately, but I’m already looking forward to THE BLACK-EYED BLONDE (Henry Holt) by Benjamin Black, aka John Banville, writing in the style of Raymond Chandler about Philip Marlowe. Confused? Well, if Black / Banville adopts Chandler’s haphazard approach to plotting, there’s a very good chance you will be. There’s precious little information available about said plot so far, but as soon as we hear you’ll be the first to know …

5 comments:

Alan Glynn said...

Man, really looking forward to this. And on the cover there it says author of Holy Orders - which isn't out yet either. Slow down there, Benny Blanco, you're scaring James Patterson . . .

Dara said...

Good article. Good blog. Good book, probably.
But exceptionaly good eyesight Alan.

Declan Burke said...

He's probably knocking out another John Banville in his down-time, Alan. Just to keep his hand in, like.

Emily Reynolds said...

No Quirke? Something to look forward to anyway :-)

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