Crooked Little Vein

  • by Warren Ellis
  • Narrated by Todd McLaren
  • 5 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Michael McGill is a burned-out private detective who suddenly becomes enlisted by an army of presidential goons to retrieve the Constitution of the United States, but not the one we all know about. This would be the real Constitution (the one with invisible amendments), created by some of the Founding Fathers as a fall back for their great experiment. Along the way, McGill gains a polyamorous sidekick named Trix, gets scared to death by what men do with warm salty water, and descends into a world where crime, sex, and madness all seem to be the same thing. Full of mind-bending style and packed with a wild cast of characters, Crooked Little Vein infuses Robert B. Parker with Kurt Vonnegut and the madness of the graphic-novel world. A surprisingly surreal treat, it will appeal to hardcore comic fans, mystery aficionados, and anybody looking for a riotous adventure.

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What the Critics Say

"[A] snappily paced homage to William Burroughs's Naked Lunch." (Publishers Weekly)
"It's a high-energy joyride." (Library Journal)
"Funny, inventive, and blithely appalling, this book is Dante on paint fumes." (Joss Whedon, creator, writer, and director of Buffy the Vampire Slayer)

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Ignore the prude

This book was hilarious. Yes, there are some cringe-worthy moments but it was all in good fun. The narrator was excellent. I lost a lot of sleep with this book because i could not stop listening to it.
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- shawn

The wonders of being a sh*t Magnet

I loved this book. The wonders of being a sh*t magnet is the talent of the main character. The people this guy attacks are bottom feeders. The fact that people tell this guy stuff that should never be told puts this guy in some situations that are hilarious. The dialog with the serial killer on a plane had me laughing out loud for at least a minute.
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- bridget

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-29-2007
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio