Thursday, 14 August 2014
Hard Rock on CrimeCityCentral
Hard Rock is the short story that keeps on giving.
A brief history:
It was published on ThugLit in 2009 (before the relaunch it was in issue 29).
I got paid with a badass T-shirt that I still wear.
It attracted the attentions of a New York agent (though at the time I was already in talks with another).
It was reprinted in The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime vol. 8 (currently on sale).
It appears in my Blasted Shorts collection, Other Stories and Nothing But Time.
It's pretty sick and definitely not safe for work or suitable for the fainthearted.
And now, it's available for download over at the CrimeCityCentral podcast!
Why not have a listen and see what all the fuss is about?
Incidentally, I listened to this version myself about a week after I watched Filth, based on the novel by Irvine Welsh and starring John McAvoy, on Netflix. There are certain parallels that make (narrator) Kenny Park's Scottish accent all the more fun.
And again, this one is pretty hard core.
NOT FOR THE FAINTHEARTED!