“Declan Burke is his own genre. The Lammisters dazzles, beguiles and transcends. Virtuoso from start to finish.” – Eoin McNamee “This bourbon-smooth riot of jazz-age excess, high satire and Wodehouse flamboyance is a pitch-perfect bullseye of comic brilliance.” – Irish Independent Books of the Year 2019 “This rapid-fire novel deserves a place on any bookshelf that grants asylum to PG Wodehouse, Flann O’Brien or Kyril Bonfiglioli.” – Eoin Colfer, Guardian Best Books of the Year 2019 “The funniest book of the year.” – Sunday Independent “Declan Burke is one funny bastard. The Lammisters ... conducts a forensic analysis on the anatomy of a story.” – Liz Nugent “Burke’s exuberant prose takes centre stage … He plays with language like a jazz soloist stretching the boundaries of musical theory.” – Totally Dublin “A mega-meta smorgasbord of inventive language ... linguistic verve not just on every page but every line.Irish Times “Above all, The Lammisters gives the impression of a writer enjoying himself. And so, dear reader, should you.” – Sunday Times “A triumph of absurdity, which burlesques the literary canon from Shakespeare, Pope and Austen to Flann O’Brien … The Lammisters is very clever indeed.” – The Guardian

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Life of Riley; Or, Eoin Colfer’s WARPed Sense of Humour

Eoin Colfer’s W.A.R.P: THE RELUCTANT ASSASSIN (Puffin) isn’t officially released until April 11, but if you’re in Oxford on Saturday week (March 23rd) you’ll be able to get along to the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival, where Eoin will be launching the new tome, which is the first in a proposed series. To wit:
Join Eoin Colfer, the hysterically funny and utterly brilliant author of the internationally bestselling Artemis Fowl series, as he comes to the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival to launch his brand new series W.A.R.P: THE RELUCTANT ASSASSIN. Eoin will introduce you to his fantastic new villain, Riley, aka The Reluctant Assassin, a Victorian boy who is suddenly plucked from his own time into the 21st century, accused of murder and on the run. Get ready for an explosive new adventure, Colfer’s trademark wit and a villain to die for.
  For all the details, clickety-click here.
  For an interview I did with Eoin last year for the Irish Times, to mark the final Artemis Fowl novel, clickety-click here.

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