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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.
A first novel by Warren Ellis, a established comic book author. It is written in the style of a hard boiled detective novel and based on (supposedly true) odd news items collected... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Ron Glasmann
This is an excellent novel. It pulled me in from the very beginning and kept me entertained the whole time. Every thing about it was done very well. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Mike Kazmierczak
Twisted gonzo prose by the talented Warren Ellis. Recommended.Published 2 months ago by Trevor Hedden
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 2 months ago by J Walter
Ellis employs Burroughs-esque imagery and plot devices to drive home that America is changing. Well done. Read morePublished 3 months 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 4 months 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