It's Thanksgiving time in Casa del Noir. I'm not talking about American Thanksgiving, or Canadian, or even Korean Thanksgiving which happens to also be today. No I'm talking about a day off work and a bottle of CheapestScotchEverInTheWorld(tm), for which we Give Thanks.
Other reasons to be thankful? Well it seems we are mightily blessed. Britain's foremost psychomiserabilist Allan Guthrie has released his 2009 novel Slammer in e-book format. AND IT ONLY COSTS NINETY-NINE FRICKIN PENCE.
Yes, that's right. One of the best noir novels of the last decade for NINETY-NINE SHINY NEW PENCE. The last time anything so good cost 99p, I were a wee young lad perusing the top twenty 7" singles in Woolworths, a single dirty pound note clutched in my mittens. Since 7" singles, pound notes, Woolworths, and Good Things have all long since ceased to exist, I'd say that's something of a bargain. If you haven't read this book yet, trust me there is nothing better you could be doing with your time. Don't mow the lawn, call a sickie at work, stop making love to your better half. IT'S NINETY-NINE P FOR GOODNESS SAKE!
To hear it as it should sound, here's Allan's dulcet tones giving you a sample set to music. If you need more reasons, here's 10 of them.