Katja From the Punk Band

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Harper Collins, Apr 24, 2012 - Fiction - 280 pages
23 Reviews

Katja, like everyone else stuck on the work island they call home, wants to get to the mainland by any means necessary. Shooting her boyfriend and stealing a chemical vial is one way to ensure her safe passage; the only problem is, she's not the only one who wants it, and the freedom it will bring. There's Nikolai the joystick junkie; Aleksakhina, Katja's parole officer; Vladimir Kohl, the small-time chemical dealer, and his boss Szerynski; the rival chemical lord Dracyev, and his lover, Ylena. And there's the Man In Red, ready and waiting for whoever is (un)lucky enough to end up with the vial.

Katja from the Punk Band is Jackie Brown meets the Sex Pistols, a fast-paced industrial crime-thriller that weaves multiple storylines and timeframes, from the author of Pretty Little Things to Fill Up The Void, Nothing Is Inflammable, and I-O.

  

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Excellent prose and pacing make 'Katja...' - Goodreads
The characterization was sketchy-to-nonexistent. - Goodreads
What's good here is the plot. - Goodreads
Wow what an amazing writer with a great story to tell. - Goodreads

Review: Katja from the Punk Band (Katja From The Punk Band)

User Review  - Althea Ann - Goodreads

I'd seen this book floating around Goodreads for a while, and my curiosity was whetted. Punk rock dystopic crime thriller? Sounds cool! So, when the opportunity came up to read it... I took it. What's ... Read full review

Review: Katja from the Punk Band (Katja From The Punk Band)

User Review  - Erik Buchanan - Goodreads

A fun, dark little book about poverty, despair, jealousy and the desperation they all breed. I found the continual switching of viewpoints and shifting in time a bit confusing at first, but the end ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER ONE
CHAPTER TWO
PART TWOFUCKING USELESS JUNKIE
CHAPTER THREE
CHAPTER FOUR
CHAPTER FIVE
CHAPTER SIX
CHAPTER SEVEN
CHAPTER TWENTYEIGHT
PART NINEGOING AFTER KOHL
CHAPTER TWENTYNINE
CHAPTER THIRTY
PART TENGETTING OFF THE ISLAND
CHAPTER THIRTYONE
CHAPTER THIRTYTWO
CHAPTER THIRTYTHREE

CHAPTER EIGHT
CHAPTER NINE
PART THREETHE MAN WHO KIDNAPPED HER
CHAPTER TEN
CHAPTER ELEVEN
PART FOURKOHL
CHAPTER TWELVE
CHAPTER THIRTEEN
PART FIVEBEFORE THINGS WENT WRONG
CHAPTER FOURTEEN
CHAPTER FIFTEEN
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
PART SIXKATJA AGAIN
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
CHAPTER NINETEEN
CHAPTER TWENTY
PART SEVENKOHL AGAIN
CHAPTER TWENTYONE
CHAPTER TWENTYTWO
PART EIGHTA NEW PLAYER
CHAPTER TWENTYTHREE
CHAPTER TWENTYFOUR
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
CHAPTER TWENTYSEVEN
CHAPTER THIRTYFOUR
CHAPTER THIRTYFIVE
CHAPTER THIRTYSIX
CHAPTER THIRTYSEVEN
PART ELEVENCONVERGENCE
CHAPTER THIRTYEIGHT
CHAPTER THIRTYNINE
CHAPTER FORTY
CHAPTER FORTYONE
CHAPTER FORTYTWO
CHAPTER FORTYTHREE
CHAPTER FORTYFOUR
CHAPTER FORTYFIVE
CHAPTER FORTYSIX
CHAPTER FORTYSEVEN
CHAPTER FORTYEIGHT
CHAPTER FORTYNINE
CHAPTER FIFTY
CHAPTER FIFTYONE
CHAPTER FIFTYTWO
CHAPTER FIFTYTHREE
CHAPTER FIFTYFOUR
CHAPTER FIFTYFIVE
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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About the author (2012)

Simon Logan is a Scottish author of crime fiction who concocts China Mieville and Lauren Beukes style industrial dystopias mixed with the interweaving plots threads of Elmore Leonard and early Quentin Tarantino.

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