BLOG

I must admit I've developed an increasing taste for Adrian McKinty's books - and FALLING GLASS hasn't dinted that admiration.  There's a change in focus with Michael Forsythe taking a bit part role in this book whilst Killian steps forward.  Fantastic book.  Review to come (yes I know I'm very very behind with writing up reviews.  If it's any consolation I'm very very behind with just about everything at the moment).  Fantastic opening lines incidentally - made me laugh.

From the Blurb:

Killian makes a hard living enforcing other people's laws, collecting debts, dealing out threats and finding people who do not wish to be found.  Retired hitman Michael Forsythe sets Killian up with the best paid job of his life:  Richard Coulter, a prominent, politically connected, Irish businessman, owner of a budget airline, needs someone to find his ex-wife and children.

Opening Lines:

"My point, friend, is that this is not an affectionate homage.  This is not an interior critique.  This is not Jay-Z using, what I advisedly call, the N-word.  This is a collection of clichés that actually undermines what it is supposed to be celebrating.  This whole ethos is a paradigm in need of shifting.  And the fact that it is generated by people, no offence, with only a tangential connection to the ur-source of that culture makes it all the more embarrassing."

The barman nodded.  "So do you want another pint then?  One without a shamrock on the head?"

BOOK DETAILS
BOOK INFORMATION
ISBN
9781946687822
Year of Publication
BLURB

Killian makes a hard living enforcing other people's laws, collecting debts, dealing out threats and finding people who do not wish to be found.  Retired hitman Michael Forsythe sets Killian up with the best paid job of his life:  Richard Coulter, a prominent, politically connected, Irish businessman, owner of a budget airline, needs someone to find his ex-wife and children.  He offers Killian half a million to track her down and bring his children back.

Add new comment

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.

Submitted by Karen on Fri, 10/06/2011 - 07:11 pm