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Fast-paced, punk goodness...,
This review is from: Katja from the Punk Band (Paperback)
To be honest, I'd never heard of the sub-genre 'industrial crime thriller' before picking up this book. However, having read Katja from the Punk Band, I'm keen to read more from Logan. In fact, he's probably just entered my top five writers with this one book - a feat, indeed!
It's difficult to describe Katja without resorting to visuals - this is a book that reads like a movie. Think RUN LOLA RUN, shot by Tarantino and scripted by William Gibson and you're halfway there. Only, Katja is better than that. Seriously.
Basic story has a rag-tag bunch of interlinked characters trying to hoodwink each other over a vial of narcotics that seemingly buys a ticket off an island somewhere close to Eastern Europe. It's not clear when the book is set, whether in the recent past or near future; Logan's economic narrative and short, sharp use of chapters leaves little room for anything short of the essentials for this caper. Each chapter is written from the perspective of a different, fecked-up character, rinsing out their drug-fuelled paranoia and OCD quirks in a unique and fresh style. And you're always left hanging, always wanting more - Logan's infernal use of cliffhangers making his writing as addictive as the perceived contents of the story's main plot device.
In summary, for a neat slice of punk lit, Logan won't see you wrong. Katja speaks to the disenfranchised; Logan populating her pages with a wonderful menagerie of characters from start to finish. This is a page-turner like none other, a merry-go-round of bizarro that will have your eyes bleed with tiredness rather than put this bad girl down.