Gun Machine

Gun Machine

by Warren Ellis

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ISBN-13: 9780316187411
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 01/14/2014
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 571,485
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Warren Ellis is the award-winning creator of graphic novels such as Fell, Ministry of Space, Planetary, and Transmetropolitan and the author of the novel Crooked Little Vein. His graphic novel RED was adapted into the #1 hit film of the same name starring Bruce Willis and Helen Mirren. He lives in London.

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Lauren Beukes

Gun Machine is packing heat: wonderfully demented misfits, killer dialogue, a helluva story. Warren Ellis is a twisted genius and this is his grittiest, sexiest, and best work by far. —Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls

Joe Hill

From the wrenching violence of its first pages to its bone-jarring conclusion, Gun Machine never lets go of the reader and never flags in its relentless pace. In the course of 300 tightly wound pages, Ellis unloads a full clip of ideas, black humor, character, and copper-sheathed action scenes. Every sentence is a bullseye. —Joe Hill, author of A Heart-Shaped Box

William Gibson

A mad police procedural just north of the border of dark fantasy. Delightful. —William Gibson, author of Neuromancer, Pattern Recognition and Spook Country

Stross Beukes

Gun Machine redraws the crime map of Manhattan; Ellis's bizarre, febrile imagination and mordant wit makes a serial killer thriller for a new century. (Charles Stross, author of Rule 34, Accelerando and Singularity Sky)

Brian Michael Bendis

Warren Ellis is one of the greatest writers of my generation not to mention my personal favorite. GUN MACHINE is a perfect example of why. Fiercely entertaining, compellingly crafted, and filled with big ideas and small that make the writer in me growl: damn, I wish I would've thought of that. —Brian Michael Bendis, writer of The Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, and Ultimate X-Men

Charles Stross

Gun Machine redraws the crime map of Manhattan; Ellis's bizarre, febrile imagination and mordant wit makes a serial killer thriller for a new century. —Charles Stross, author of Rule 34, Accelerando and Singularity Sky

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Gun Machine 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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.
JohnPopa More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a fan of Ellis already, and glad to have read this. Much milder than Crooked Little Vein, but I found the characters much more developed.
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...with a darkly fantastic twist.
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Sam55oh More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed immensley, the CSU cast was especially interesting. Hope we see more of John Tallow someday
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The gun on the cover is a Smith and Wesson.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ur a bi.tch
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