Re: RARA-AVIS: Rawhead

From: Harry Hunsicker (
Date: 12 Jun 2007

Several years ago I read I LOVE MY SMITH AND WESSON, the second book in the
  Rawhead series.
  I loved it. Pretty much non-stop violence that seems, upon reflection, over the top but made perfect sense at the time. A compelling story, the details of which I have forgotten. Lots of great one-liners and humor throughout.
  You should have a good time with the first one.
  --Harry wrote:

 Today I picked up a book called Rawhead by David Bowker (there was a second Rawhead book there, too). Its subtitle, A Gothic Gangster Story, almost scared me off. The jacket copy describes a story of a writer who pisses off a gangster whose autobiography he's ghosting. The gangster hires a hitman, but it turns out he's an old school friend of the writer's and decides to protect him instead. Unfortunately, a psychotic hitman may not be the best friend to have. The excerpted reviews make it sound like twisted fun, but I could see it going either way.

Has anyone read this? Is it any good?

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