Charles Bukowski meets Raymond Chandler in this meandering yet keenly plotted tale of a man at the bottom with nowhere to go but down. Sad, darkly funny and quite, quite brilliant (Peter Guttridge)
A crime caper with echoes of Ealing comedy, shades of James Ellroy and even a touch of Samuel Beckett... a compelling concoction, laced with dark humour and strangely life-affirming. Robin can't go on, but he does, and we go on rooting for him right to the very end (Independent on Sunday)
An edgy, twisted and blackly funny roller-coaster ride (Metro)
Robert Lewis' splendid creation Robin Llewellyn is a private eye of unsurpassed disintegration... a cracker of a novel... fizzy dialogue, superbly edgy writing and terrific humour (The Times)
Dark, bleak, sordid, sinister and very, very funny... Wonderfully poignant (Guardian)
Frankly, a betting slip written by Lewis will be worth reading (Sunday Express)
Beautiful prose meets sordid reality in this funny, dark and disturbing novel (Sainsbury’s)
Llewellyn is the real deal... Lewis' coruscating analysis of underclass, underfoot, outcast Britain is uncomfortable and challenging (Financial Times)
[A] wry, Chandleresque novel (Daily Telegraph)
Wryly amusing, darkly contemplative... Lewis uses his fallen hero to delve deeply into the contemporary Welsh scene, like a coal miner tracing a vanishing vein of ore (Publishers Weekly)
"Swansea Terminal" is the sequel to Robert's Lewis acclaimed debut, "The Last Llanelli Train". Readers of the earlier novel may be surprised to discover that a sequel exists: after all P.I. Robin Llewellyn ended the first book as a terminal alcoholic pursued by killers. Well, he's back, but only just: as "Swansea Terminal" opens, Robin is homeless in Swansea, just another dosser intent on drinking himself into an early grave. He doesn't look in any state to stagger through another crime caper as twisted as "The Last Llanelli Train" - but stagger through it he does. After all, Robin is the perfect patsy, and before long Swansea's dodgiest gangsters have found him a job - one only a chronic alcoholic with nothing to lose would be crazy enough to take. Every bit as dark, funny and oddly poignant as "The Last Llanelli Train", this is new British crime fiction at its very finest.
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