It’s his birthday tomorrow. That’s why I’m letting Declan Burke have two reviews in one and the same week.
I’ve already reviewed* The Big O. It was back in 2007, when I didn’t know what to make of this Irishman with his entertaining blog. Could he write crime novels?
He could. And for anyone who is now feeling traumatised after reading Slaughter’s Hound (if you haven’t had time yet; don’t worry. You will feel in need of something lighter), The Big O is just the thing for you.
As good, but less bloody. The characters swear, and they commit crimes, but the tale is more humorous than brutal.
The paper version of The Big O is long gone. And Declan found it was hard to interest people in its sequel when there was no way of reading the first book. Hence the move to a new ebook. I think it’s an opportunity you should take. If only because it will then ease your way to reading Crime Always Pays. The sequel. Which is even better. And funnier.
I know what you are thinking. That witch is besotted. But then, so is Eoin Colfer. I’m in good company. Join us?
*Please note. Back then I didn’t imagine there would be much more Irish crime for me to read. Hah!