'Artemis Fowl creator Eoin Colfer heads off into zanily comic adult noir territory with Plugged . . . McEvoy finds himself sucked into a maelstrom of outlandish criminal shenanigans, a knockabout farce with Elmore Leonard-style wisecracking at every turn'
'I loved the voice. I loved the dark streets. I love the story'
'Eoin Colfer . . . is hugely inventive and intelligent and an instinctive storyteller, who happens to write beautifully and elegantly as well'
'Violent, surreal and eccentric, this offering couldn't be further from his Artemis Fowl series'
'A non-stop, fever-pitched crime thriller . . . Genius at work'
'Colfer is an engaging and inventive writer with a strong sense of the rhythm of a story . . . always entertaining page by page'
'This is Sopranos territory - where terrible deeds are mixed with the painful banalities of life in a way that brings laughter among the tears and gnaws at your heart. It's a fine debut'
'DON'T PICK UP THIS BOOK if you want to get anything else done for the next day or two. It's too sharp, too funny, and it won't let you go'
'Colfer . . . has transplanted his style seamlessly into the adult genre'
'This might lead you to think you're in Elmore Leonard, Carl Hiaasen or even Damon Runyon country, but you're not. Although there are echoes of all three writers in Plugged, Colfer's novel is dominated, driven and fully animated by a refreshingly original voice'
'A laugh-out-loud adventure that is as close as the genre gets to a hug'
'Scabrously funny, furiously paced and distinctively idiosyncratic, PLUGGED . . . suggests Colfer's first adult crime novel will not be his last'
'His rapid-fire surreal wit is packed with off kilter ideas . . . it's a highly entertaining ride'
'This is the author's first adult tale and the humour and gritty setting make it a good 'un'
'Elmore Leonard-inspired world of semi-surreal pulp crime fiction'
'Pitch-perfect comic noir. Outrageous characters, uproariously funny plot twists, and brutal, nonstop action make this a sure-fire winner'
'Funny, acerbic, crazed, riveting, sardonic...everything you want in a summer read'