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February 27th, 2007 | music

“I Want You To Know” – Charlotte Hatherley

“Rides The Rails” – The Besnard Lakes

(all mp3s provided for review purposes only, deleted in seven days, contact if you need them lifted earlier than that)


February 26th, 2007 | Work

Blurbs for the back cover of my forthcoming novel that you’re already sick of hearing about CROOKED LITTLE VEIN are coming in:

“Crooked Little Vein is perfect Warren Ellis — ruthless, unforgiving, and oddly beautifully bitterly human. Plus it’s packed with all my favorite references: porn theories, Alan Alda, seventy-one year old serial killers, and an alternate U.S. Constitution bound in alien skin. Get ready for a wonderful kick in the teeth that’ll make you lick your bloody lip with masochistic joy.”

- Brad Meltzer, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Fate

“I think this book ate my soul. Warren Ellis has mapped out the psycho-sexual underbelly of America with a foreigner’s clarity and a lunatic’s glee. Funny, inventive and blithely appalling, this book is Dante on paint fumes.”

- Joss Whedon, creator, writer and director of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer series

“Warren Ellis writes like a bi-polar Raymond Chandler. Crooked Little Vein injects at least two welcome elements into the tired, clogged mystery field: a a little death and a little life. It’s also funny enough to make you shit standing.”

- Kinky Friedman, author of Ten Little New Yorkers

The novel’s Amazon page is here. It’s not out until July. It’s currently ranked #408 on Amazon’s sales list, and although we all know that number’s a bit artificial, it still makes me smile a bit.

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