Above is a trailer put together by people who love Warren Ellis & his new book, Gun Machine. That's Ben Templesmith's art, and Wil Wheaton's voice. I finished this book over the weekend, during some time I decided to take off from books I have to read for school right now, and because I hated everything just a little bit. For those of you who loved Crooked Little Vein, well, you can still love that, because it's a thing you can love. This is a different and better thing, in its way, because it works on more story levels than Ellis' first novel, but retains the sharp nastiness of his characters furiously boiling away at the madness all around them pointing their own vomited madness back at it.
But you see, there's too much. I find out from Ellis' page that Ian Rankin is back in the Rebus business with his new one. This is good news, because it's been a bit too long since I got my teeth into a punchy Scots detective novel, and I've missed DI Rebus. Been watching Luther from the BBC via Netflix just for the hit of Brit police procedure. Well. And Idris Elba, who is awesome.
But, wait. Neil Gaiman's got a new one coming out, too. The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Which is even better news, as it sounds like the world decided to give me plenty of recreational reading during the last year of me going to school. So I'm looking forward to that, as that and a novel from Joe Hill are long overdue. Oh, look - a new novel from Joe Hill.