Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Book: Gun, by Ray Banks (2008)

The Saturday Boy kept it brief, so I’ll follow suit. Gun kicks ass.

Less than ninety pages. Simple story. Richie’s out of stir and at the end of his rope. He goes to a guy for a job, is told to pick up the titular piece of equipment. Things go wrong. Not epically wrong. Just regular, grind-you-down wrong. Some days, that’s enough. It sure as shit is for Richie.

The Crime Express books from Five Leaves Publications are beautiful little editions. Pick this one up. It proves that stories are like weapons. They don’t have to be big to do a lot of damage.