I haven't been reading a lot lately. Seems like every day goes by in a thickening fog of work and family drama and frankly, I'm exhausted. Or as Ray Banks would say, I'm fucking knackered.
But no matter what, if I get a new novel by Ray, I drop everything and read it. No More Heroes is his latest and it tells another bruising story of Cal Innes, a reluctant PI who wrestles with his own infirmities as much as he goes after the demons that live outside his own skull.
All of us in this business bounce our protagonists around a bit, but no one runs their guy through the meat grinder like Ray. And as always, there's the language. I love the way Ray makes it look so easy.
Thanks Ray, for another great read. I'm honored.