Crooked Little Vein by Warren Ellis audiobook

Crooked Little Vein: A Novel

By Warren Ellis
Read by Todd McLaren

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200139422

  • ISBN: 9798200139415

  • ISBN: 9798200139439

Runtime: 5.28 Hours
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Michael McGill is a burned-out private detective who suddenly becomes enlisted by an army of presidential goons to retrieve the Constitution of the United States, but not the one we all know about. This would be the real Constitution (the one with invisible amendments) created by some of the Founding Fathers as a fallback for their great experiment. Along the way, McGill gains a polyamorous sidekick named Trix, gets scared to death by what men do with warm salty water, and descends into a world where crime, sex, and madness all seem to be the same thing. 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 anybody looking for a riotous adventure.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Even the more exotic characters of the novel [are] provided a quality and realistic voice that adds a deeper level of insanity to the individuals and the novel. Publishers Weekly Starred Audio Review
“[A] brilliantly nasty and weird detective novel.” Entertainment Weekly 
“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 book readers will not soon forget.” Chicago Tribune
“Completely compulsive, impossible to put down.” Globe and Mail (Toronto)
“If you’re looking for an antidote to the stifling formula of genre fiction, this could be your book.” New York magazine
“Even the more exotic characters of the novel [are] provided a quality and realistic voice that adds a deeper level of insanity to the individuals and the novel.” Publishers Weekly, (starred review)

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Warren Ellis

Author Bio: Warren Ellis

Warren Ellis is the award-winning creator of graphic novels such as FellMinistry of SpacePlanetary, and Transmetropolitan and the author of the novel Crooked Little Vein. His graphic novel RED was adapted into the #1 hit film of the same name starring Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren. He lives in southern England.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Mystery & Detective
Runtime: 5.28
Audience: Adult
Language: English