Absolute Zero Cool

Absolute Zero Cool

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Absolute Zero Cool is a post-modern take on the crime thriller genre. Adrift in the half-life limbo of an unpublished novel, hospital porter Billy needs to up the stakes. Euthanasia simply isn't shocking anymore; would blowing up his hospital be enough to see Billy published, or be damned? What follows is a gripping tale that subverts the crime genre's grand tradition of liberal sadism, a novel that both excites and disturbs in equal measure. Absolute Zero Cool is not only an example of Irish crime writing at its best; it is an innovative, self-reflexive piece that turns every convention of crime fiction on its head. Declan Burke's latest book is "an imaginative story that explores the human mind's ability to both create and destroy, with equally devastating effects."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 137.16 x 210.82 x 20.32mm | 317.51g
  • Dublin, Ireland, Ireland
  • English
  • 1907593314
  • 9781907593314
  • 499,034

Review quote

"Metafiction? Post Modern noir? These and other labels will be applied to Burke's newest; and might be apt, but none is sufficient. . . . Lovers of literary fiction will find much to savor." -- Booklist "Booklist"
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170 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
5 27% (46)
4 33% (56)
3 19% (33)
2 14% (23)
1 7% (12)
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