From the Bestselling author of A Chaser on the Rocks and More Faces, comes the noir novella series: Bongo Fury. Follow Maltman’s new protagonist as he tries to balance a music shop, his paramilitary family, a newborn, a little drug dealing and a spot of private detection.
A black comedy from the fresh new voice in Northern Irish Crime Fiction.
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“The mood is cynical, the wisecracks are plentiful.”
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“You hit the ground running and it’s a sprint finish.”
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HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Firstly I have to say if you are easily offended by ‘bad’ language, then this book isn’t probably for you but if you prefer a bit of realism in the context of the story that it is portraying then OMG are you in for a belting ride, so buckle up!
Set in one of the more undesirable areas of Northern Ireland, Jimmy Black age 42 is settled down with his partner and baby girl and just wants a steady life but sometimes fate has other ideas. Ok so he does a little wheeling and dealing of the smoking variety and well yep he does have a bit of a hot house thing going in his man cave but a bloke has to carve out a living where he can. He does of course have his Music shop that also makes for a good collection point for selling on his drugs but every little helps. All in all he has turned out to be a decent bloke, even if it did take time. He is willing to even lend a hand to a old mate when he can but boy, oh boy, there is lending a hand and putting your life on the line!
You see it is all about respect and where you sit on the pecking order of these Northern Ireland streets. Get ready to meet some pretty scary guys that can turn to jelly when they just hear the names of blokes above them. Each one I thought ‘hell he is a bad ass’ to find out he was just a pussy cat when I meet the next one. Don’t get me wrong the first bloke would slit your throat as soon as look at you but the next one up the ladder would just enjoy it that bit more.
What really got me about reading this book was it was simply everyday life about ordinary people that could live anywhere on any street. Now that is stuff that makes you tingle and skin crawl. You just think this really is some Joe Blogs’ life somewhere and it makes you shudder. This is gritty tell it as it really is writing that kind of leaves you stunned when you finish reading. A very gripping dark humoured novella.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Simon Maltman is a Best-selling crime fiction author from Northern Ireland.
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SIMON MALTMAN WAS ALSO A CONTRIBUTOR TO THE CHARITY BOOK DARK MINDS ALONG WITH OTHER AUTHORS