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The Crime Studio

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Aylett's first book and the first set in Beerlight, the town where crime is the only artform. Meet gun sucker Bleach Pastiche, burglar extraordinaire Billy Panacea, molecule thief Jesse Downtime, conman-cum-lawyer Harpoon Specter, and Brute Parker, owner of the all-night gun shop. The Delayed Reaction Bar, case-law as neurosis, world-class lethargy, Specter's early career, the glamour of surveillance, Blince's doughnut theory, Leon Wardial, quantifiable bad luck, gun fetishism, Stressworld, Auto-Rhino - all these glories of Beerlight's early years are laid out in The Crime Studio.

From Publishers Weekly

10 September 2001 – British author Steve Aylett depicts a world devoid of morality and consequence in his latest futuristic novel, The Crime Studio. In the stark world of Beerlight, "crime is the last innovative art form," and a cast of characters with such comical names as "Bleach Pastiche" and "Harpoon Specter" practice crime as art, in a manner reminiscent of Burgess's A Clockwork Orange. Aylett injects his dreary vision of the future with biting sarcasm and eloquent wit. The influence of pop culture is strong, from the comic-book imagery to the introductory quote from Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Enjoyable and original, The Crime Studio will appeal to fans of graphic novels and science fiction.
The Crime Studio
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  • £3.49
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Crime & Thrillers
  • Published: 01 August 2013
  • Publisher: Serif Books
  • Print Length: 138 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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