With thanks to Warburtons.
To the max
Irvine Welsh – The Blade Artist
Easy to read, silly, bit dark toward the end. A nostalgic read having first been introduced to these characters 20 years or so ago. Not crazy about it but enjoyed it none the less, save for some of the ‘artistry’ towards the end.
The Penguin Podcast with Richard E Grant promoting this was ok.
2017 Starts with a Pizza
L.A. Confidential – James Ellroy
Ripping. Two cops, one privileged, educated, the other brawn and limited brain. Really enjoyable but you have to get on board with Ellroy’s style, his voice. A review of another of Elroy’s books, Perfidia, picks out that Ellroy cranks everything up and leaves it there. This is cool but can be fatiguing. Check out this interview with him to get a flavour of this style.
Recommended and I’m now off to start Perfidia and re-watch the LA Confidential movie to see how they sliced up the book to make a comprehensible (and classifiable) movie.