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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.
It's almost like he has stumbled through every scene during one long bender. Warren Ellis has done it again. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Robert M Chiappetta
Whenever life seems like it's going well, I pick up my copy of Crooked Little Vein to remind me that there are muggers and buggerers around every corner just waiting to jam your... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Aaron Klawetter
This book is lazy, smug and totally doesn't live up to its potential...but hey, I kinda liked it. If you're a fan of grotesque political satires and/or detective fiction... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Little Roy Blue
Alright, so I've read Warren Ellis' take on American politics, subculture and the media via Transmetropolitan. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jarred
Been looking for this book for a while and i couldn't find it in any stores, glad i found it online :)Published 1 month ago by Jesse phillips
I am a longtime fan of Ellis' comics and graphic novels, so I was very excited to get into this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by tonythyme
This book totally made me laugh. It was weird and dark at times, but the conversational style and breaking of the fourth wall worked really well for the main character. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sarah Richardson
my one and only real complaint was the length of this novel. i just wished that it was a bit longer.Published 3 months ago by Nicholas F. Ager
As much as I liked "Gun Machine" by the same author, this book was a little "dark" for my tastes. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Robert D. Jarr