“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.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

First Look: PARADIME by Alan Glynn

Alan Glynn publishes PARADIME (Faber) later this year, his first offering since GRAVELAND (2013). Quoth the blurb elves:
After a stint as a private contractor in Afghanistan, Danny Lynch is back in New York. But nothing’s easy. Work is hard to find and his girlfriend owes more than $30,000 in student loans. Danny is also haunted by something he witnessed at the base - a fact that could ultimately destroy him.
  Then he spots Teddy Trager, tech visionary and billionaire. These two men couldn’t be more different - except for one thing: in appearance, they’re identical.
  Danny becomes obsessed with Trager, and before long this member of the ninety-nine per cent is passing undetected into the gilded realm of the one per cent. But what does Danny find there? Who does he become? And is there a route home?
  From the prize winning author of Limitless, Paradime is a novel for fans of the great ’70s conspiracy thrillers, rebooted for today’s ever-globalising world.
  PARADIME will be published on August 2nd. For more, clickety-click here