etectives Beyond Borders took the evening off to attend a wine tasting at his club. But, always on the job, I snagged a movie tie-in edition from a crime writer/fellow club member, one of whose books has been made into a movie that will be in theaters in May.
The author is Anthony Bruno
, the book is The Iceman
, the stars include Michael Shannon, Winona Ryder, and Ray Liotta, and you can watch a trailer here
When not imbibing Hollywood glamour at third hand, I began reading Hugo Hamilton's 1997 novel Headbanger
. The book is a bit literary in its opening pages, by which I mean that Hamilton strains to draw parallels among crooks, cops, and civilians. But it's hard not to love a novel that includes a bit like the following:
"`Embibing Emporium' was another Dublin idiosyncrasy that sprang to mind. As a Garda, Coyne took an interest in the precision of language, and one of these days he would walk straight into that pub, slap a concise Oxford down on the bar counter and say: you pack of eight honourable gobshites, you can't even fucking spell. Look, it's I, not E. Imbibing."
© Peter Rozovsky 2013
Labels: Anthony Bruno, Dublin, Hugo Hamilton, Ireland, movies, Pen and Pencil Club