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Full of mind-bending style and packed with a wild cast of characters, Crooked Little Vein infuses Robert B. Parker with Kurt Vonnegut and the madness of the graphic-novel world. A surprisingly surreal treat, it will appeal to hardcore comic fans, mystery aficionados, and all readers looking for a riotous summer reading adventure.
Sample Chapter One of Crooked Little Vein
"Chapter One. I opened my eyes to see the rat taking a piss in my coffee mug. It was a huge brown bastard; had a body like a turd with legs and beady black eyes full of secret rat knowledge."
Crooked Little Vein puts you right in the gutter from the first sentence and doesn't let up. Sample the goods with a look at the complete first chapter, and see if you don't get hooked.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Short review, I found too much of this novel to be absurd and overblown. I would say the the overall tone may be comparable to a Chuck Palahniuk novel, however in a Palahniuk... Read morePublished 23 hours ago by J Walter
Ellis employs Burroughs-esque imagery and plot devices to drive home that America is changing. Well done. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Loren S. Goins
This was awesome. Conspiracy theories, twisted, messed up characters, excellent pacing. Mike is a character you can sympathize with, even when you're wanting to yell at him for his... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lin Clements
Fun&engaging but a little thin
More scene more character. I hated the character names and I wish the scenes were more detailed
Crooked Little Vein is neither funny nor does it have any semblance of a meaningful plot. One of the worst books I have ever read or attempted to read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Bob Rowland
This is the freshest detective story since Roger Rabbit.
You just know he's going to smash the bad guys, eventually, and probably get the girl as well. Read more
Seldom have a read more perverse ideas. It reminded me of the Aristocrats joke. The premise was funny, but not the prose. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Paul Janes-brown
An odd little book, not for everyone by any means. A respectable, and pleasantly profane stab at a detective story.Published 8 months ago by Christopher J Coulter