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Crooked Little Vein

Crooked Little Vein

Product Review (submitted on July 4, 2012):
Crooked Little Vein delivers Warren Ellis' distinctive style out of the graphic novel section and into the unsuspecting hands of mainstream America, and for this I am positively gleeful. The novel follows the twisted journey of one Mike McGill - PI, shit-magnet, and straight man to Ellis' humor - through the perverse underworld of a surprisingly recognizable America in pursuit of an iconic relic of "the good old days". Set in pseudo-present day, Ellis feels no particular need to embellish the habits of America's practicing perverts as we saw in Transmetropolitan, but still succeeds in hitting the reader as powerfully as ever with his concise prose and fantastically disturbing imagery.