And would you be the Mickey Fuck guy? Well done.
Belfast Noir (Akashic Noir) [Adrian McKinty, Stuart Neville, Lee Child, Brian McGilloway, Ian McDonald, Steve Cavanagh, Sam Millar, Gerard Brennan, Alex. by Adrian McKinty (Editor) Featuring brand-new stories by: Glenn Patterson, Eoin McNamee, Garbhan Downey, Lee Child, Alex Barclay, Brian McGilloway, Ian McDonald, Arlene Hunt, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Claire McGowan, Steve Cavanagh, Lucy Caldwell, Sam Millar, and Gerard Brennan.
And if you're some other Steve Cavanagh, you should read the story. Peter I've just read Steve's debut novel and really enjoyed it. He's got quite the career ahead of him I reckon.
His story plays nicely into a few lines of questioning I have in mind for the panel. Peter, Thanks very much, and yes I'm the Mickey Fuck guy.
Glad you liked it. Best of luck for the panel. Adrian, Thanks again, you're a very generous man.
You shall be rewarded with beer when we finally meet. Steve: That's a coincidence, because I was thinking of rewarding Adrian with beer when we meet in Long Beach.
In re Mickey Fuck, I've always liked the idea of these great freedom fighters and defenders engaging in squalid, everyday crime, a kind of joke at the expense at the image of these folks we have always got in America. Sorry, but it always annoys the hell out of me when people, particularly Americans I'm not wishing to offend or cause an annoyance, although you seem quite happy to annoy people like me born in Northern Ireland and continually referred to as Irish!
You wouldn't like me referring to you as Canadian would you just because you belong to the same continent. Anonymous: Thanks for the comment. Here in North America, especially in the United States, ethnic denominations that indicate national origin are common: Italian American, Irish American, and so on. But European society is such that such designations don't exist in Europe, as far as I know, including the UK and Ireland.
In this case, I use "Irish" as an ethnic and cultural rather than a political designation. I've not read this one, but I have enjoyed several other volumes in this series. I tend to pick ones set in cities I like or want to visit which is kind of a twisted thing to do if you think about it. I find myself wondering about the ones set in some of the major cities of Texas but haven't read any of them yet.
I'm usually surprised by how violent some of the stories written by the ladies are His dialogue is superb, his characters rich and his plotting tight and seemless.
He writes with a wonderful and wonderfully humorous flair for language raising his work above most crime genre offerings and bumping it right up against literature. This one is looser-limbed, funnier And we're not talking about Gentleman Gerry Cooney here.
No, we mean the new breed of bare-knuckle Irish writers like Adrian McKinty, Ken Bruen and John Connolly who are bringing fresh life to the crime fiction genre. McKinty gives us a strong non stop story with attractive characters and fine writing. And then he springs an ending so right and satisfying it leaves us numb with delight and ready to pop for another round. Start the cliche machine: This is a profoundly satisfying book from a major new talent and one of the best crime fiction debuts of the year.
Louis Post-Dispatch "A roller coaster of highs and lows, light humour and dark deeds, the powerful undercurrent of McKinty's talent will swiftly drag you away. Let's hope the author does not slow down anytime soon.
Book Format: Choose an option. Showing As he's working his way down the list, he encounters a woman who may offer him redemption; she has borne a child to an RUC officer and is an outsider too. One theme that perhaps subconsciously breaks through in most of the stories is the whole-hearted disgust felt for the paramilitaries and their fellow-travellers who made our lives in Northern Ireland hell for so many decades in the past and still possess a pervasive and malign influence today. Oct 03, Angie Lisle rated it really liked it. Most of them are marked by the sort of mordant humour that often accompanies this kind of rueful acknowledgment of past folly; all of them are exceptionally strong. Apr 06, Lexie Conyngham rated it really liked it.
It's crime fiction on the level of Michael Connolly with the conviction of James Hall.