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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.
The two make their way through every strange American subculture in the most humorous ways imaginable.
Incredibly funny and at times blood curdling in it's creepiness, Crooked Little Vein is a brilliant satire on the underlinings of American culture that finds Ellis at his graphic and disgusting best.
It's been a while since I've read a novel that nearly made liquids come out of my nose that it was so funny!
An odd little book, not for everyone by any means. A respectable, and pleasantly profane stab at a detective story.Published 27 days ago by Christopher J Coulter
Fun read, quick dialogue and pretty good character development. Slightly ridiculous flirting with the bizarre and just a touch of sleaze.Published 2 months ago by Nicholas Finley
Fun, Quick read. A real Page Turner. I would recommend to anyone who likes crime thrillers. Definitely worth a read.Published 3 months ago by angelinadramaqueena
Terrible book, boring could not get past first 100 pages and quit.Dont buy, one of the worst books I have ever tried to readPublished 4 months ago by Allan M. Shanberg MD
It's almost like he has stumbled through every scene during one long bender. Warren Ellis has done it again. Read morePublished 5 months 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 5 months 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 6 months ago by Little Roy Blue
Alright, so I've read Warren Ellis' take on American politics, subculture and the media via Transmetropolitan. Read morePublished 6 months 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 6 months ago by Jesse phillips