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April 27, 2009


Well I do have concern for Mr Elliott in having a debut novel so exciting. Where can he go from Chandler/Kafka/King but down? Hopefully reviewer Dunn intended to convey eclecticism, rather than convey 'as good as'

"That morning Grigor Samsa who was not himself mean, woke to find himself going down these mean streets past the hissing summer lawns, to the pet cemetery in his evil car Christine... "

(oh I do apologise)

You joker, you. Get back in the pack now.

Genevieve, I highly recommend 'Strange Places', Elliott's confronting memoir. I reviewed it for B+P so you'll probably catch that.

Thanks, Angela, I will look out for that review with interest.

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