‘It is hard as hell to be funny in print – just ask anyone who ever sent a supposedly humorous text only to have it backfire.
But Paul D. Brazill makes funny writing look easy in his crazy crime novel, Guns of Brixton.
Fast paced, this 2014 book is filled with odd, weird, violent, and often hilarious characters.
Two dim goons are sent out to retrieve a lost briefcase for their gangster boss, and manage to screw things up at every turn, including a side trip to rob a jewelry store while dressed in drag.
They kill a man, hide him in the trunk of their car, then crash into the Mercedes-Benz of a young executive who is far tougher than they ever expected, and on and on.
In the meantime, the big boss sends others out to clean up the mess, including a killer priest.
Brazill loads up his story with bizarre twists and some of the most laugh-out-loud writing I have encountered in a long time.’