Warren Ellis’ Crooked Little Vein

Warren Ellis’ (no relation) Crooked Little Vein is the BEST novel I’ve read in a long while.  It sinks its teeth into the heart of American sexual fetishism and perversion in a weird tale that’s part alternate history, SF, and the New Weird.  I read the first half of the novel sitting at Starbucks a couple of days ago, and I got stares from the people sitting around me upstairs.  Why?  Because I was laughing my ass off!  There’s a lot to be said about this novel, but all I’m saying right now it go out and read this book so we can talk about MHP (macroherpetophile), saline injections, and roulette parties.  Stay tuned for more!

Published by Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.