J. BOWIE INTERVIEW: by Paul D. Brazill

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I’m a big fan of his, so was truly chuffed to be asked by Paul D. Brazill to do a short sharp interview for his own site. Hangover cures, militia supervised Cambodian dance-offs, The Hacienda and bucket lists were all covered… Also comments on ‘Transference’ (#2 in the Black Viking P.I series). ‘Joy Division’s ‘Transmission’ …

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THRILLING DETECTIVE on ‘Untethered’

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Kevin Burton Smith of THRILLING DETECTIVE gives us an insightful look into UNTETHERED’S protagonist. EXTRACT BELOW, READ IN FULL ON THRILLING DETECTIVE SITE [HERE] John Barrie (not his real name) – created by John Bowie. A former British soldier who spent time in Northen Ireland in Special Forces, twenty-seven year old JOHN BARRIE (not his …

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PAUL D. BRAZILL: Recommends ‘Untethered’

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I’m a fan of Brit-Noir supremo and aficionado Paul D. Brazill, and so was a little on edge when I heard he was reading ‘UNTETHERED‘. His own works include the superbly gritty ‘Guns of Brixton’, ‘Kill Me Quick’, ‘Too Many Crooks’ and a load [more]. I’m also looking forward to his new release ‘Last Year’s …

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UNTETHEЯED: Why the backwards R?

Bukowski mows the beach
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So, why the backwards R in the title of UNTETHEЯED? “Я” is a letter in all the Cyrillic alphabets for Russian, Ukrainian and Belorussian languages – pronounced “ya”. “Я” is  also an aesthetic that’s been adopted by everyone from Russian Revolutionary artists, bands like the Manic Street Preachers, by western animations and many more…[view here] …

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PUBLISHERS WEEKLY REVIEW: Untethered by John Bowie

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”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 …

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STORGY BOOK REVIEW: Untethered by John Bowie

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BOOK REVIEW: Untethered by John Bowie Is there a crime at all or an elaborate plot for John Barrie to fall into? John Bowie is a writer for Bristol Noir Publishing and his crime novel does not disappoint, its 186 pages are packed full of deceit, human depravity and surprisingly dark humour. ”I would definitely recommend this …

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UNTETHERED: AUTHOR’S NOTE

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INTRODUCTION John Bowie’s ‘UNTETHERED’ starts like a Jean Paul Sartre existentialist quandary (e.g Nausea), and an all too familiar kind of laughable bleak drunken madness, like found in John’s favourite film; the cult classic film ‘Withnail & I’. This madness evolves quickly and intimately involving the reader into a hard-boiled P.I case, and a struggling …

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BUKOWSKI QUOTES

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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, …

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BRISTOL NOIR ‘SHORTS’ COMING SOON!

E-zine of Crime Noir short stories
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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, …

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