Wednesday, 2 April 2014

PUSHER REVIEW: One for My Baby by Barry Graham

It's testament to Barry Graham's skill as a writer that he has managed to distill all the classic elements of Noir into such a short, potent story. In clean, spare prose the tale grabs you from the first page and doesn't let up for even a second.

The protagonist, Mark, could easily have been a creation of David Goodis or Jim Thompson if they had been around today to utilise the full spectrum of our modern malaise. This is the dark side of the American dream: blunt and brutal and every page is painfully portrayed by one of the greatest practitioners of the dark novel working today.

A full five stars, and very well earned.

Buy on Amazon UK. Buy on Amazon USA.