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Crooked Little Vein

Ellis, Warren (Book - 2007)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Crooked Little Vein
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Burned-out private dick Michael McGill needs to jump-start his career. What he gets instead is a cattle prod to the crotch. The president's heroin-addicted chief of staff wants McGill to find the Constitution--the real one the Founding Fathers secretly devised for the time of gravest crisis. And with God, civility, and Mom's homemade apple pie already dead or dying, that time is now. But McGill has a talent for stumbling into every imaginable depravity--and this case is driving him even deeper into America's darkest, dankest underbelly, toward obscenities that boggle even his mind.
Authors: Ellis, Warren
Title: Crooked little vein
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 280 p. ;,19 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Warren Ellis
ISBN: 9780061252051
9780060723934
0060723939
Branch Call Number: FICTION ELLIS
Subject Headings: United States. Constitution Fiction Private investigators Fiction
Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Topical Term: Private investigators
LCCN: 2007060732
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Packed with mind-bending style and a wild cast of characters, this surprisingly surreal treat from a best-selling comic book writer infuses Robert B. Parker with Kurt Vonnegut, and the madness of the graphic novel world.


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Sep 25, 2013
  • rayi rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This book is rated NC-17. Honestly.
But on the flip-side, it earned it. A majority of writing in the states is written at 6th grade reading level, this is definitely not that. Sure, its crass and loud and bloody & repugnant, but its entertainment. It was a page-turner for this reader, without pretentious high thinking just a lot of low-full-belly laughs.
"Dante on paint fumes." - Joss Whedon

Jul 08, 2013
  • On_Fire_For_Moloch rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is like a live wire: dangerous, shocking and illuminating. Warren Ellis' debut novel contains all the savagery and hilarious satire that are present in his many graphic novels ("Transmetropolitan", "The Authority", "Planetary", &c). Not for the faint-hearted or humorless.

Dec 19, 2011
  • loudem rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

This book has a promising start. Good, we're going on a trip! Unfortunately the trip fizzles pretty quickly as we're going from sexual grossness to violent behavior to outright silliness to morality study. All in all, a fast read with alas no content whatsoever. A book that wants to shock, but only grosses us out.

Feb 22, 2011
  • GerryAdams rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

Graphic
Read only the first few pages

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