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Even Flow is an action-packed novel, cinematic, funny, and provocative. It is a fable wrapped inside a thriller, Germaine Greer crossed with Kurt Cobain crossed with Dirty Harry and he is just the first. The 3W Gang are regular guys. They believe society needs balance enforced karma through selective, brutal punishment of misogynists and homophobes. Wilde, Waters, and Whit ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published September 28th 2012 by Roundfire Books
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Darragh McManus is a good storyteller and I enjoyed reading "Even Flow". Darragh McManus writes dialogue in a personable way that draws you in. "Even flow" is an interesting story about vigilantes but I wouldn't call it a thriller as such. There's not enough underlying tension in the book. What it does is raise questions about our society and the way we turn a blind eye to certain behaviour. There are also plenty of references to music. Even the title of the book is also the title of a Pearl Jam ...more
Even Flow is difficult to categorise - it’s kind of a political, screwball noir. It took me a chapter or so to get into the story, but once it clicked into place the pages just flew-by. The second half of the story is especially strong as the action, dialogue and politics all get ratcheted-up, and it has a very nice noir ending. It helped that the cultural references were of my generation and that the gender and sexual politics of the gang are ones that I share. Interestingly, the text is broken ...more