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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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A burnt-out private detective is enlisted by an army of presidential goons to retrieve the U.S. constitution, the real one. This is the debut novel of graphic novelist Warren Ellis.
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: 0060723939
Branch Call Number: FICTION ELLIS
Subject Headings: Private investigators Fiction United States. Constitution 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.

Read only the first few pages


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