|Above, Muiredach's Cross, |
Monasterboice, County Louth,
Ireland. Below/right, Ha'Penny
Bridge, Dublin. Photos by
your humble blogkeeper
oin Colfer's Screwed
, the second "adult" crime novel by the author of the Artemis Fowl
series, Half Moon Investigations
, and other Y.A. big sellers, was a welcome find in my Crimefest 2013
A few chapters into this joke-filled tale about a dodgy nightclub owner in New Jersey, I'm finding much to answer anyone who doubts that jokes and crime are incompatible.
For one, the novel bids fair to tug occasionally at the heartstrings. For another, Colfer manages to work into the story funny jabs at "cool" American speech quirks. He's already made fun of über
, and you the man
. Nothing yet about thank you so much
, reach out
, and reference
as a verb, but then, I'm just thirty-six pages into the book.
Meanwhile, enjoy these views from Colfer's native land.
© Peter Rozovsky 2013
Labels: comic crime fiction, Crimefest, Crimefest 2013, Dublin, Eoin Colfer, images, Ireland, Monasterboice, what I did on my vacation