Tuesday 6 September 2011

Ken Bruen on Point

The publication date of my novella, THE POINT, is getting closer. It’s due out on the 31st October 2011 and it’s really just starting to sink in that I’m going to have an actual book to plug that I wrote myself (as opposed to plugging Requiems which in my mind isn’t really my book but that of the contributors).

Anyway, to get a bit of a head start on said plugging I thought I’d share the blurb I received from, Ken Bruen. He said:

“Brian and Paul Morgan would be a Coen Brothers dream, via Belfast.
But our shifty small time crooks have to get out of Dodge and fast and take their shabby hilarious act to Warrenpoint...
The Point.
Hooking up with the lethal Rachel.
And a mad Mick in every sense, hot on their cider-ed trail.
What a joy of a novel, with a perfectly timed setting of unexpected violence every six pack of Special Brew or so.
And the book is moving in ways that sneak up on you.
The ending is pitch perfect, a Mexican stand off that is NI to its complex core.
Gerard Brennan grabs the mantle of the new mystery prince of NI and the appeal of the novel is wide ranging as it is peppered with the Belfast wit.” - Ken Bruen

Needless to say, I’m floored. I mean, this is Ken “GODFATHER OF IRISH CRIME FICTION!!!” Bruen we’re talking about here! And he’s writing about my wee novella… the mind boggles.

Just wow, man.


Alan Griffiths said...

Wow! Sir Ken is a genius and knows his stuff - many congrats Gerard and looking forward to reading The Point as soon as I can.

Best, Alan.

Gerard Brennan said...

Thanks, Allan. I just keep reading the blurb over and over. Yeah, I'm THAT sad and needy...


Paul D Brazill said...

Brilliant. Looking forward to that one!

Sean Patrick Reardon said...

Big time congrats on the novella and KB's awsome endorsement.

Michael Stone said...

No mistake about it, The Point is brilliant and deserving of the praise.

seana graham said...

Just pre-ordered it on Book Depository, Gerard.

Big congratulations on the blurb!

Gerard Brennan said...

Paul, Sean, Mike - Thanks, lads!

Seana - Holy crap, you bought it already? That's so nice of you... Thanks!



Anonymous said...

Fantastic! Looking forward to The Point!

By the way i see TV3 started showing the next Jack Taylor adaptations, started last thur!

Allen McKay

seana graham said...

Well, not that nice. I find with Book Depository that if you can get a preorder in, you don't have to wait for them to replenish their stock come the day.

Come on--you didn't seriously think I would not buy it, did you? It's just too bad it's 55 days away.

Gerard Brennan said...

Cheers, Allen. Never wanted access to TV3 more in my life. Maybe I'll be able to get it on DVD some day.

Seana - No, that's still incredibly nice of you. Thanks a million!


Seoman said...

Well congratulations Gerard on your upcoming novella with a Ken Bruen blurb to boot. Guaranteed success!