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Gun Machine

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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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Most Helpful Critical Review

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 23, 2013

    Awesome

    Awesome

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2013

    Suicde note

    He never talks anymore so whats the point of liveing i give you all my hate and pain.....time for my soul to wander the earth......bye everyone

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 9, 2013

    From shwn

    Ur a bi.tch

    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 26, 2013

    Enjoyed immensley, the CSU cast was especially interesting. Hope

    Enjoyed immensley, the CSU cast was especially interesting. Hope we see more of John Tallow someday

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    Burnstar

    Kills brackenstar

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2013

    Gloryshade

    Looks cunfused.

    0 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    Wind

    "Thnx" :)

    0 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2013

    Gold heart

    The she looks at him.

    0 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2013

    Brackenstar

    "That tickles!" He throws a knife at ur head." Eat waffles!"

    0 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted February 4, 2013

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    Posted April 13, 2013

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