PUBLISHERS WEEKLY REVIEW: Untethered by John Bowie

”Set in 1998 in Bristol, England, Bowie’s dark, hard-edged crime novel inaugurates a promising series.” The 27-year-old man calling himself John Barrie, “drunk, bored and alone,” has just started “another nondescript corporate job” as part of a witness protection program, but finds working with “repressed zombies” hard to stomach. Since he can’t externalize his true …

REVIEW: THE GIRL WITH THE LONG GREEN HEART by Lawrence Block

”ESSENTIAL READING FOR NOIR LOVERS AND THOSE STUDYING THE CRAFT…” – Bristol Noir   I devoured this Hard Case Crime gem whilst traveling between cities for my day job; Gonzo-style, I sat in service stations, greasy spoons, cafes, street-lit car parks as the real life characters filled my settings – these added to the pictures …

BUKOWSKI QUOTES

As lovers of dirty realism we consider Hank (Bukowski) among the masters if not the grand master himself. So, being among those that inspired UNTETHERED… and to quote him back as he said of John Fante, ‘he was my god’ – here we go with a few of his quotes that stuck to the mind, …

BRISTOL NOIR ‘SHORTS’ COMING SOON!

BRISTOL NOIR ‘shorts’ coming soon featuring articles, reviews, ideas and short stories. ———————————————————————————————- Bristol Noir will start posting items here on inspirations; from Paul Auster to Bukowski, Jack Vettriano to HR Giger, Joy Division to the Stone Roses and the cities of Bristol and Manchester…also with reviews covering old and new releases in the hard-boiled, …