• "The pleasures of Crumley's writing has always been in the characters, dialogue and incidental delights"

  • "It's the journey, with all its wild, wicked, sweet, painful, courageous, outrageous and obscene encounters - which must somehow include those between man and duck - that will stay with the reader after the blood dries'"

    New York Times
  • "The pleasures of a James Crumley novel derive mostly from the zing of its characters, the bite of its epigrams, and a restless, almost manic vitality - prose on amphetamines"

    Entertainment Weekly