By AJ Hayes
If you like your crazy, wall to wall, profane, unbuttoned, heading for a solid brick wall and don't give a damn 'bout that, then Luke Nineteen Twenty-Seven by Jimmy Callaway and Cameron Ashley in the latest Plots With Guns is right up your gunfightin' fist punchin', shotgun blastin', Tarantino only wishes he'd wrote this, alley.
Not recommended for anybody with the slightest sense of decency or shred of sanity. (Unless you like your fiction deliberately plotted, tightly controlled and filled with images that will not leave you -- no matter how hard you try to get rid of them -- ever, for the rest of your life.) That said, be warned: This is not for the easily offended.Enter the fire here.
It's a brilliant piece of writing.ReplyDelete
I second that, Paul.ReplyDelete
If someone asked me why I think crime writing is the most happening shit right now, I would hand them this story.ReplyDelete
Amen and hallelujah. Glad to see it get its due. I highlighted it for Full Stop and Fiction Daily as well.ReplyDelete
Like I said. Every bit planned and polished brighter than the diamond grill of L'il Kim. Both of those Bozos like to give the impression they're drug/alcohol/sex crazed wastrels but -- while that is true -- they are also flat out fucking geniuses. I see lots of "best of" shit coming their way for this one.ReplyDelete
I'm sure I speak for Ashley when I say how tremendously flattering this praise is and how floored we both are by the attention. You guys aren't just dear friends, but also our target audience, so to know our work has resonated so soundly with you all is beyond satisfying. Again, thank you from the bottom of our damned little hearts.ReplyDelete
Jimmy does indeed speak for me there. Thanks very very much.ReplyDelete
The names Callaway and Ashley are coming together like Laurel and Hardy. Great people separated at birth and by sea, that's all. Go read.ReplyDelete