Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Non-kid stuff coming from Eoin Colfer

Eoin Colfer's story was a high point of last year's Dublin Noir collection, edited by Ken Bruen. Here's what I wrote about his contribution:

"Eoin Colfer’s `Taking on PJ' is another highlight. It takes a special kind of alchemy to mix violence with laugh-out-loud humor and make both work. No one does it better than Bruen himself, and Colfer is just about as good. It’s no wonder Bruen chose `Taking on PJ' to open the collection. With its accent and its attitude, there’s no mistaking where this one takes place."
I loved the story, looked for more by Colfer, and only then discovered he also wrote for young adults, in the form of Artemis Fowl and Half Moon Investigations. Therefore I am delighted to learn, via Crime Always Pays, that Colfer is planning to write "an adult thriller." If that book is as good as "Taking on PJ," adults have something to look forward to.

P.S.: Artemis Fowl and Half Moon are pretty fine, too.

© Peter Rozovsky 2007

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Blogger Dewey said...

Hmm, I didn't know he wrote anything for adults. I'll have to look into that!

November 22, 2007  
Blogger Peter said...

The story is very funny and well worth reading, though it contains language you might want to look at carefully before letting his younger readers see it!

November 22, 2007  

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