Crooked Little Vein

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Product Details
Price
$17.99
Publisher
William Morrow & Company
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.0 X 7.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780061252051

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About the Author
Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of graphic novels like TRANSMETROPOLITAN, FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE and PLANETARY, and the author of the New York Times-bestselling GUN MACHINE and the "underground classic" novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN. The movie RED is based on his graphic novel of the same name. Warren Ellis is currently writing a TV pilot for Universal Cable Productions and working on a non-fiction book about the future of the city for Farrar Giroux Straus. His next book will be the novella NORMAL, also from FSG.A documentary about his work, CAPTURED GHOSTS, was released in 2012.Recognitions include the NUIG Literary and Debating Society's President's Medal for service to freedom of speech, the EAGLE AWARDS Roll Of Honour for lifetime achievement in the field of comics & graphic novels, the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire 2010, the Sidewise Award for Alternate History and the International Horror Guild Award for illustrated narrative. He is a Patron of the British Humanist Association, an Associate of the Institute of Atemporal Studies, and the literary editor of EDICT magazine.Warren Ellis lives outside London, on the south-east coast of England, in case he needs to make a quick getaway.
Reviews

"A heart-shredding work of scatological brilliance that gleefully annihilates private-eye tropes and pole-vaults over taste lines." -- Los Angeles Times Book Review

"[A] brilliantly nasty and weird detective novel." -- Entertainment Weekly, EW 100 Pick

"[C]ompletely compulsive, impossible to put down." -- Globe and Mail (Toronto)

"CROOKED LITTLE VEIN...is a book readers will not soon forget." -- Chicago Tribune

"Not for the faint of heart...surprisingly funny (with shades of Lamb author Christopher Moore)." -- Entertainment Weekly

"[M]ay be destined to become one of the great underground classics of the 21st century." -- Lansing State Journal

"A relentlessly fascinating page-turner...brilliantly and effervescently subversive." -- The Gazette (Montreal)

"Ellis is a formidable talent whose wit and insight fit perfectly into the crime genre." -- Los Angeles Times

"[A] much-needed kick in the butt for a genre that may be more stagnant than its enthusiasts realize." -- Philadelphia Inquirer

"Packed with exciting, hilarious, and disturbing events...outrageously entertaining." -- Winnipeg Free Press

"So funny you may just laugh out loud." -- Toronto Star

"If you're looking for an antidote to the stifling formulae of genre fiction, this could be your book." -- New York magazine

"Get ready for a wonderful kick in the teeth that'll make you lick your bloody lip with masochistic joy. " -- Brad Meltzer, New York Times bestselling author of THE BOOK OF FATE and writer of The Justice League series

"Stop it. You're frightening me." -- William Gibson, author of Spook Country

"[L]augh-out-loud funny...a deeply inventive look at the undercurrents beneath the mainstream popular culture." -- Charlotte Observer

"Funny, inventive and blithely appalling, this book is Dante on paint fumes." -- Joss Whedon, creator, writer and director of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series

"[S]omewhere between the noir of Frank Miller and dark comedy of Chuck Palahniuk." -- Forbes.com

"A high-energy joyride." -- Library Journal

"CROOKED LITTLE VEIN is a gem of a book -- angry, hilarious, and just plain weird...compulsively so." -- Kevin J. Anderson, New York Times bestselling co-author of HUNTERS OF DUNE

"Warren Ellis writes like a bi-polar Raymond Chandler." -- Kinky Friedman, author of Ten Little Indians

"There's at least one surprise, laugh, and genius turn of phrase per page here. " -- Myspace Books

"Think Kurt Vonnegut having tea with William Burroughs and a bipolar Raymond Chandler...Ellis takes your breath away." -- Madison County Herald (Mississippi)

"[A] snappily paced homage to William Burroughs' Naked Lunch." -- Publishers Weekly

"[A] fast-paced and funny read...unforgettable." -- Boise Weekly

"CROOKED LITTLE VEIN is a wild, rambling, funny look at the dark alleys of the American sexual landscape." -- Neal Bohl for Crimespree

"Rich, dark humor and biting look at the world." -- PopMatters.com