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Crooked Little Vein
Crooked Little Vein: A Novel | Warren Ellis
6 posts | 16 read
Burned-out private detective Michael McGill is covertly hired to locate an alternative fallback version of the Constitution, an assignment that is complicated by a polyamorous sidekick and a haphazard introduction to an unorthodox use of warm saltwater.
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pdever
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Mehso-so

I generally like the comics I've read by this author. This book did not live up to my expectations. It was a quick read. The Chicago Tribune's blurb about it namechecks Chandler, Pahlaniuk, and Burroughs... it's not even in the neighborhood . Meh.

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Kosugi
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It hath begun.

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 2y
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JCozgrove
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Just started this last night right before going to sleep - bad idea!! Burned through half of it before passing out. Love Warren Ellis's prose style. So quick and funny and dark.

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Sybylla
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It may not be "Call me Ishmael," but it's certainly effective.

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barry
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I put music on while reading about half the time. Usually it's this podcast when I do. It really adds atmosphere while not distracting me with vocals or even melodies. It hasn't been updated in a while but there are hours of episodes available. Aphex Twin (ambient works), Brian Eno, Harold Budd, and Sunn O))) are all great to read with too. #booksandmusic

Mayread This sounds great, thanks! 3y
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Pickpick

Reads like sci-fi as it builds its own uniquely twisted world, only to repeatedly knock the wind out of you when you're reminded it's not a fictional landscape at all - it's just the world we live in, viewed through a black lens. Fun stuff.