Crooked Little Vein

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William Morrow & Company
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5.0 X 7.1 X 0.9 inches | 0.45 pounds

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About the Author

Warren Ellis is one of the most prolific, read, and admired graphic novelists in the world and the creator of Transmetropolitan and The Authority. He lives in southern England with his partner, Niki, and their daughter, Lilith. He never sleeps.


"CROOKED LITTLE a book readers will not soon forget."--Chicago Tribune
"[L]augh-out-loud funny...a deeply inventive look at the undercurrents beneath the mainstream popular culture."--Charlotte Observer
"So funny you may just laugh out loud."--Toronto Star
"[A] brilliantly nasty and weird detective novel."--Entertainment Weekly, EW 100 Pick
"Warren Ellis writes like a bi-polar Raymond Chandler."--Kinky Friedman, author of Ten Little Indians
"Not for the faint of heart...surprisingly funny (with shades of Lamb author Christopher Moore)."--Entertainment Weekly
"If you're looking for an antidote to the stifling formulae of genre fiction, this could be your book."--New York magazine
"CROOKED LITTLE VEIN is a wild, rambling, funny look at the dark alleys of the American sexual landscape."--Neal Bohl for Crimespree
"[A] snappily paced homage to William Burroughs' Naked Lunch."--Publishers Weekly
"Stop it. You're frightening me."--William Gibson, author of Spook Country
"A relentlessly fascinating page-turner...brilliantly and effervescently subversive."--The Gazette (Montreal)
"[C]ompletely compulsive, impossible to put down."--Globe and Mail (Toronto)
"There's at least one surprise, laugh, and genius turn of phrase per page here. "--Myspace Books
"[A] much-needed kick in the butt for a genre that may be more stagnant than its enthusiasts realize."--Philadelphia Inquirer
"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
"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
"Packed with exciting, hilarious, and disturbing events...outrageously entertaining."--Winnipeg Free Press
"[S]omewhere between the noir of Frank Miller and dark comedy of Chuck Palahniuk."
"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
"Ellis is a formidable talent whose wit and insight fit perfectly into the crime genre."--Los Angeles Times
"A high-energy joyride."--Library Journal
"A heart-shredding work of scatological brilliance that gleefully annihilates private-eye tropes and pole-vaults over taste lines."--Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Think Kurt Vonnegut having tea with William Burroughs and a bipolar Raymond Chandler...Ellis takes your breath away."--Madison County Herald (Mississippi)
"[A] fast-paced and funny read...unforgettable."--Boise Weekly
"Rich, dark humor and biting look at the world."
"[M]ay be destined to become one of the great underground classics of the 21st century."--Lansing State Journal