I started out this blog, and this lengthy process of reading every damn crime/mystery novel ever written, with the hopes of understanding how criminals work, think, live, and in the process, how to write about it with more confidence. I figured that with a few hundred novels under my belt, I'd be more in tuned with the criminal mind. There would be some secret club, with a cool handshake, that would welcome me with open arms as soon as I could tell you why Johnny likes to rob banks and shoot people in the face.
I know why people shoot each other in the face now.
If I have to read one more repost on 93% of people believing that toast cures cancer, and only 62% of those people will tell their congressman about it, but 7% of those people will eat it anyway, I will shoot everyone in the face.
I hate 93% of people, and the other 7% are just one ignorant post away from joining that club.
There is the option of just not using Facebook. My anger and annoyance would most likely just fade away, or at least be saved for someone I actually see in the flesh, but to do so would be counter-productive to my being attention whore when it comes to this blog.
Getting what I want, or being on the verge of violence. It's a tough question.
Duane Swierczynski knows what I'm talking about, and I'd like to think he wrote this book especially for me, knowing it'd bring a great big fucking smile to my face.
The Wheelman, and this is the only way I can describe it, is 93% all-out, holding on to your balls awesome. The other 7%, it will shoot you in the face.
From page 1, the story drops you into Lennon's life, and doesn't stop until the final bullet. There isn't one wasted chapter, not one wasted word. Each character, no matter how briefly they appear, is important, and more importantly memorable. I had an absolute blast reading this book, never once saying "just one more chapter" because I could not wait to get to the end.
I cannot recommend this book highly enough. Too bad 93% of you will never read it. You 7% that will, you're okay with me.
I'm only adding this because I've been asked a few times, but yeah, I always accept review/preview copies. Who turns down free stuff? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for my mailing address. And thanks.
Dan Fleming is the writer/co-creator of Warrior Twenty-Seven, the independant comics anthology. He's been known to bury his nose in books since the earliest of ages, and has been busy writing a crime novel for a few moons. His comic work can be viewed at www.warrior27.thecomicseries.com. He is also one half of the podcasting duo, The Potato League Podcast, which can be found on Podbean. He can be contacted at either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org