Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Covers for TOWER!

That's right, covers, plural. Tower (by Ken Bruen & Reed Farrel Coleman; 978-1935415-07-7; $15; September 2009) will have two covers, playing off the split-narrative aspect of the novel; half is written by Bruen, half by Coleman.

Some early praise to whet your appetite...

“Taking up the storied themes of crime fiction—loyalty and betrayal, temptation and treachery—Tower lifts and elevates them, forging a tale both barbaric and baleful, swaggering and broken-hearted. Brutal, soaring street poetry to take your breath away.”
Megan Abbott, Edgar Award-winning author of Queenpin and Bury Me Deep

Tower goes off like a slo-mo explosion, a raging blast of white-heat light. It’s a compelling study of pathologies, and style, and friendship and fate. Fuelled by tenderness and murderous hate, it’s as tender as it is brutal, tender as a savage wound, ragged and raw. Here be monsters, crippled monsters: Nicky and Todd are the truest angels and demons of our mean streets I’ve read for some time. Be afraid.”
Declan Burke, author of The Big O

Look for more to come on Tower in the upcoming weeks...

5 comments:

Scott Parker said...

I am oh so getting a 70s, funk vibe from the looks of those covers. Man, this is going to be good.

Neil said...

Yes indeed. Powerfully retro. Applause.

Jon The Crime Spree Guy said...

I feel like I should be wearing bell bottoms

And I mean that in a good way...

Cullen Gallagher said...

Right on Scott. That design would look positively funkadelic as a vinyl record.

Bruen and Coleman will make one hell of a jam session. Can't wait to read it.

RLS said...

Nicely retro.