The second crime novel by internationally best-selling writer Eoin Colfer is a gritty and utterly compelling follow-up to the critically acclaimed Plugged.
In Screwed, Colfer adds an entirely new chapter to the adventures and misadventures of Daniel McEvoy, the down-on-his-luck Irish bouncer at a seedy New Jersey bar who, with the help of a motley crew of unlikely characters, solved a bizarre string of murders - including the one of the girl he loved. But people around him continue to die mysteriously, and Daniel is called into action once again. Colfer, beloved by millions for his Artemis Fowl series, has written a riveting and relentlessly paced sequel that is sure to garner international praise.
With wildly inventive imagination and head-spinning plot twists, Screwed is a tour-de-force that rivals Carl Hiaasen at his very best.
"Dominated, driven, and fully animated by a refreshingly original voice….Great writing." (Washington Post)
"Incomparably clever and witty….Has a Quentin Tarantino-meets-Carl Hiaasen quality." (Los Angeles Times)
"Lots of bloody fun." (New York Times Book Review)
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The book is very funny and the narration by John Keating is so pitch perfect it feels like it is being read by the author who happens to be a gifted Irish actor. Humor never had it so good.
- William "Pocket Limbo"
WALK AWAY NOW, NOT CHILD FRIENDLY!!! F*@# A MINUTE
Don't say the F!@# word so much. Really must it be said five times in as many minutes/seconds? I understand trying to appeal to an adult audience but this is overkill. I wish I could trade it back in for another book. Even if I only got half value on the trade in. I used to be able to recommend Eoin Colfer unilaterally. Not any more! Very disappointed.
If it was book I would have drop kicked it into the fire place.
Anything but this series. Unless he has another as adult and vile as these. If you like the rest of his books YOU WILL NOT LIKE THIS ONE! I realize that all caps means yelling, my wife told me to calm down when I told her about it.
His depictions were well done, no real favorite. Probably the doctor.
I must say John Keating is THE redeeming virtue of the performance. John Keating's was phenomenal, he nailed the accents. It was great! His depictions of flashbacks matched that of many vets I've spoken with.
Just walk away now. If you like the rest of his books, you won't like this one.
- Karen Y.