From: Joy Matkowski (
Date: 03 Nov 2003

Burning Garbo is on sale but not yet in paperback (whine).
    I've read one of his earlier books that he disparages and found it pretty good, although not in the Nina Zero category. I'm not familiar with Gypsy Hearts and will look it up. Joy

Mark Sullivan wrote:
> I really, really liked Shooting Elvis, and have recommended it here
> several times. I don't remember it being particularly cartoony or
> outlandish, either. Nina Zero is a great character, reminds me of
> various real people I've known in punk circles. I also liked the art
> in-jokes, from the Warholesque Shot Elvis (although it was one of his
> Marilyns that was shot and not by him) paintings, to the never stated
> reason why anyone would care about the "dingus" everyone wants. This
> book just blew me away when I first read it, so I was not surprised that
> I didn't think Killing Paparazzi was quite as good, merely very good
> instead of great. Is there a third due?
> I was not so thrilled by his book that came out in between (but written
> earlier, maybe? it had that feel), the somewhat predictable neo-noir
> Gypsy Hearts. I've read one of his earlier business world mysteries,
> which was kinda okay, but not hardboiled.

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