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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Pretty good detective novel

I'm not usually one for police procedurals but Warren Ellis brings his unique brand of weirdness to GUN MACHINE. I liked this a lot more than his previous novel, CROOKED LITTLE VEIN, and the mystery of who the killer is and what his MO is kept me turning pages.

posted by 9908114 on January 29, 2013

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Good But Lots of Coincidences

Warren Ellis is a superb comic book writer and knows how to create prose that sticks pokes you in the ribs like a dagger. "Gun Machine" has many of his hallmarks, a frustrated and cynical protagonist, a group of oddly endearing supporting characters and horrible people ...
Warren Ellis is a superb comic book writer and knows how to create prose that sticks pokes you in the ribs like a dagger. "Gun Machine" has many of his hallmarks, a frustrated and cynical protagonist, a group of oddly endearing supporting characters and horrible people doing horrible things for unusual reasons.

While the set-up is interesting, the reveal of the story is a bit too coincidental, a few too many people show up at just the right time with just the right information and characters go off on long'ish expositional monologues to a leading character they've just met and have little reason to talk so openly to. It doesn't kill the book but it certainly lessens the impact of what is a very clever idea for a story.

Ellis's flair for prose is in full bloom. If only the plot were just as ripe.

posted by JohnPopa on January 5, 2013

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  • Posted January 5, 2013

    Good But Lots of Coincidences

    Warren Ellis is a superb comic book writer and knows how to create prose that sticks pokes you in the ribs like a dagger. "Gun Machine" has many of his hallmarks, a frustrated and cynical protagonist, a group of oddly endearing supporting characters and horrible people doing horrible things for unusual reasons.

    While the set-up is interesting, the reveal of the story is a bit too coincidental, a few too many people show up at just the right time with just the right information and characters go off on long'ish expositional monologues to a leading character they've just met and have little reason to talk so openly to. It doesn't kill the book but it certainly lessens the impact of what is a very clever idea for a story.

    Ellis's flair for prose is in full bloom. If only the plot were just as ripe.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2013

    Cover

    The gun on the cover is a Smith and Wesson.

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    Posted April 8, 2013

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