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Gun Machine by Warren Ellis
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Gun Machine (edition 2013)

by Warren Ellis

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"This morning Detective John Tallow was bored with his job. Then there was this naked guy with a shotgun, and his partner getting killed, and now Tallow has a real problem: an apartment full of guns. Old guns. Modified guns. Arranged in rows and spirals on the floor and walls. Hundreds of them. Each weapon is tied to a single unsolved murder. Which means Tallow has uncovered two decades' worth of homicides that no one knew to connect and a killer unlike anything that came before. Tallow's bosses don't want him to solve the case. The murderer just wants him to die. But there's a pattern hiding behind the deaths, and if Tallow can figure it out he might even make it out alive."--Publisher's description.… (more)
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Title:Gun Machine
Authors:Warren Ellis
Info:Mulholland Books, Kindle Edition, 320 pages
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Gun Machine by Warren Ellis

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With some great visuals, I was not surprised to learn that Warren Ellis writes comic books; in fact, this could be converted into an excellent graphic novel, particularly the "Gun Machine" itself. The highlights are: a frustrated protagonist seriously down on his luck, a group of oddly endearing CSI colleagues, and an interesting juxtaposition of modern/historical Manhattan. I wish the bad guys were better developed, especially the main villain, who base motivations were mostly unexplained and a sudden ending.
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  skipstern | Jul 11, 2021 |
10 word review: started with a bang and I could barely stop reading ( )
  lmorganjr | Dec 21, 2020 |
Liked it, but it still had the comic book vibe making me wish it was a graphic novel. ( )
  jblopez | Jul 31, 2020 |
While it's easy to feel for the main character and his cronies, this is a book that has some brilliant moments, keeps the reader fairly interested, but fails when it comes to tempo and where writing easily turns into a clich├ęd noirish mess. Still, it's a fun read.

Ellis, a great graphic novel writer, turns the reader onto an early murder frenzy and a great mystery. While the main character and some of the others reminded me a lot like Ellis himself - notably through his blog book, [b:Shivering Sands|808879|The Shivering Sands|Victoria Holt|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1258022755s/808879.jpg|2826055] - it's obviously a problem. And smart details feed into the script endlessly, mostly without finesse.

This book is still to like. His language is easy to read, the tone is simple and makes for intelligent pulp reading, but a lot of details irritated me. ( )
  pivic | Mar 23, 2020 |
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On playing back 911 recording, it'd seem that Mrs. Stegman was more concerned that the man outside her apartment door was naked than that he had a big shotgun.
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This, he knew, was what he'd been avoiding. Seeing other people live lives. Something as mundane and utterly dull and ubiquitous in the world as watching one person cook for a loved one was crushing his heart in its plain little fist.
In my own defense, I was completely insane.
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"This morning Detective John Tallow was bored with his job. Then there was this naked guy with a shotgun, and his partner getting killed, and now Tallow has a real problem: an apartment full of guns. Old guns. Modified guns. Arranged in rows and spirals on the floor and walls. Hundreds of them. Each weapon is tied to a single unsolved murder. Which means Tallow has uncovered two decades' worth of homicides that no one knew to connect and a killer unlike anything that came before. Tallow's bosses don't want him to solve the case. The murderer just wants him to die. But there's a pattern hiding behind the deaths, and if Tallow can figure it out he might even make it out alive."--Publisher's description.

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