Sunday, August 13, 2017

Review: The Driver

From the creator of the hit Fox television show "Bones", comes "The Driver" by Hart Hanson; a thrilling story with an unforgettable cast of characters and an engaging, wry first-person voice.
Fiction at its humorous, sardonic, and oft-times crude, best. The lines between good and bad are certainly blurred - our hero is more anti-hero. The plot is peppered with acerbic humour (not to everyone's liking), a cast of misfit characters, action a-plenty, and the slightly disturbing narrative running through our hero's subconscious. Hanson drags the noir fiction of the golden years of crime up by the waistband of its saggy pants and plants its firmly into the 21st century. I would sit this tome alongside Caimh McDonnell's "A Man With One Of Those Faces", Mark Toscano's "Accused" and Bradley Spinelli's "The Painted Gun". 

"..... through the glass darkly and down the rabbit hole ..." 
- sums this up perfectly !