William Gibson ~ Zero History

just finished reading William Gibson’s latest, ZERO HISTORY, certainly the most obsessive and adoring catalog of luxury items since Bret Easton Ellis’ AMERICAN PSYCHO, though Gibson’s prose is quite a bit more elegant and surgically precise, albeit with none of BEE’s humour. basically a super-hi-tech thriller premised on high-tech fashion/macro-marketing espionage; sci-fi for the Anna …

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Dennis Lehane ~ Moonlight Mile

just finished reading Dennis Lehane’s dozen-years-after sequel to GONE BABY, GONE, the brilliant MOONLIGHT MILE, in which the four-year old kidnapping victim, Amanda Macready, has gone missing again. there’s not a moment in this novel that flows like a clear mountain spring that lacks insight, empathy, superlative characterization, great humour and callous violence. a home-run …

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Irvine Welsh ~ Skagboys

just finished reading Irvine Welsh’s latest, SKAGBOYS, an epic prequel to TRAINSPOTTING, a lush, insightful, hilarious ricercare of intermingled chapter-voices following Everybody’s Favourite Heroin Addicts, Mark Renton, Sick Boy, Spud, the violence-addicted Francis Begbie and a few others from the endless cast of Maggie’s Millions in the early 80’s. i’ve read everything published by Irvine …

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