Saturday, 24 August 2013

jonny glynn - the seven days of peter crumb

One of my charity shop purchases from the other day, The Seven Days Of Peter Crumb reminded me of Nick Cave's  'The Death Of Bunny Munroe', as they both feature a deranged character spiralling off the rails, although Johnny Glynn's Crumb is undergoing a contrapuntal crisis, as a result of  a death years before, leading him to drink, drugs, rape, murder and an unexpected act of heroism.  It's a real page turner, without doubt very gory and violent, but the story keeps you entertained and wanting to know more, as Crumb reveals flashes of humanity coupled with a sharp intellect. An unexpected delight.

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