‘A delightful farce … Messenger’s ability to convolute readers’ preconceived notions of the mystery genre creates an ending that is both surprising, entertaining, and humorous … Messenger creates some absolutely breathtaking metaphors … [his] ability to poke fun at the genré’s cliches makes this work clever and fresh.’ (The BookLife Prize)
‘Farewell Olympus is a witty and sharply written comic novel with an engaging hero dazed and confused by almost everything, from his beautiful but enigmatic girlfriend to the fast-multiplying conspiracies to have him kidnapped, tortured and murdered. An intelligent pleasure.’ (Paul Hoffman, author of Scorn and The Left Hand of God trilogy)
‘People invite me to their literary evenings just to get the name of my tailor.’
I am the Writing Greyhound – pleased to meet you. I’m hosting a post of Jack’s from 15 February entitled ‘Creative Reading: How We Find Meaning in the Stories We Love’. It’s about some of the ways we read and observe important things in the books we enjoy. As a writer myself (Lou Canino, author of the Matt Blasco detective series), I found the post provided interesting food for thought. Speaking of food …
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