Warren Ellis Twists My Dendrites
When I read his first novel, Crooked Little Vein, there was a brief but very memorable appearance by a consulting detective called Falconer.
Oh did that character make Sir Arthur Conan Doyle stir in his peace!
What I didn’t know until today was this bit revealed by Ellis in a MySpace Bulletin:
Those of you who read my novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN will hopefully remember Falconer, the weird “detective” whom Mike McGill meets on a plane. Falconer actually started out as a character whom I wrote flash-fictions around as warm-up exercises. If you never read my LiveJournal, then you probably never saw Falconer.
And there are six jaw-dropping stories!
The more I consider the strange subject matter Warren Ellis is interested in and writes about, the more I think he is akin to Lafcadio Hearn, who also specialized in the peculiar.