Saturday, January 7, 2012

10 quick reasons to read OUTSOURCED



1) "A small gem of crime fiction" Booklist

2) "You can outsource software engineering, but so far at least you can’t outsource crime writing as good as Zeltserman’s." -Boston Globe

3) "A dark, lightening-paced read" Financial Times

4) "Bodies mount up as the double dealing and revenge gather apace. The blurb on the book describes it as a "fast-paced, edge-of-your seat crime novel," and it really does live up to the hype. Add this to your holiday reading list for a piece of escapism." Morning Star

5) "Zeltserman’s nifty bit of neo-noir is damned decent fun" DIG Boston

6) "Back in the “real” world, Dave Zeltserman’s Outsourced is a dryly witty take on the heist caper genre with a gaggle of reluctantly redundant software engineers planning the perfect bank robbery. He brings together crazed hitmen, Russian mafiosi, Iraqi antiques smugglers and domestic angst in a fast-paced action romp that has the inestimable advantage (or not) that its characters are actually human." Peter Millar, London Times

7) "DAVE Zeltserman is one of the new, highly original voices in crime fiction, his writing spare, disciplined and concrete. His plots are as original as anyone writing hard-boiled fiction with an attractive noir edge, and always grimly entertaining. Like his characters. Outsourced, already being turned into a movie, follows an all-too-human bunch of outsourced software engineers who have no job prospects and no long-term insurance but do possess a plan. They are going to use their computing skills to rob a bank, and Zeltserman delivers a finely paced, witty and stylish take on the heist caper novel. More than most authors churning out mysteries, Zeltserman is fully steeped in the conventions of crime fiction. He remains absolutely his own hard man." The Australian

8) "Dave Zeltserman's OUTSOURCED is a speedy, gritty, hardboiled bank robbery tale that bops and weaves along as a group of out-of-work computer programmers decide to get their hands dirty and find they like it a lot. As with Zeltserman's previous novels SMALL CRIMES, PARIAH, and KILLER, his greatest storytelling skill is in the small true, emotional details that every reader will understand. He will definitely keep you flipping pages as fast you can, and once you finish one book you'll be racing on to the next." Tom Piccirilli, author of Shadow Season and The Cold Spot

9) Amazon is currently deeply discounting the Kindle version of Outsourced, and is available for only $6.33

10) The film version of Outsourced will be going into production this year, and don't you want to read the book before seeing the movie?

3 comments:

Ben said...

Is OUTSOURCED really going to be a movie? I've been looking for it for a while now and it's not the easiest novel to get a hold of in Montreal. Will probably have to turn to the Kindle to get it.

Dave Zeltserman said...

That's what I'm being told. The film deal is approaching 3 years now, and they have a script, director, financing, and a month ago I heard that they're planning to film it this year. Film title is going to be "No Prior History". They felt they had to change it because of the TV sitcom.

Ben said...

Yeah, I looked it up on IMDB and I found the sitcom instead.

Anyway, thanks for the heads up. I'll make sure to read the novel this year to prepare and be that guy at the movie who will say: "It was good, but the novel was better"