The Book with No Name v Tongerlo Bruin

  • Book: The Book With No Name
  • Author: Anonymous
  • Publisher: Michael O’Mara Books Ltd
  • Published: 2007

If Quentin Tarantino took LSD and then let loose with a pen, this book is very close to what I imagine he’d come out with. To say it’s buck wild would be an understatement. It starts off at pace and only gets faster.

For the plot I don’t think I could do any better than the blurb off the back of the book: Sanchez the bartender, El Santino the crime boss, several bounty hunters and a hitman dressed as Elvis, two hard-as-nails monks, a detective from the Department of Supernatural Investigations, a retired cop who can’t let go, a bare-knuckle fighter on a chopped Harley, and a whole bunch of low-lifes are going to meet on the violent streets of Santa Mondega. A total eclips will soon cast the town into darkness, and its gonna get bloody. Because let’s not forget the Bourbon Kid…

And we really shouldn’t forget the Bourbon Kid because he is bloody awesome. A suspected serial killer who turns into a gun-wielding version of the Bloody Nine when he has a bourbon.

This book makes the violence in Pulp Fiction look PG. Maybe leaning more towards a horror/thriller vibe, there are definitely fantasy elements to this series though. To explain more though would be to enter the realm of spoilers.

  • Beer: Tongerlo Bruin
  • Brewery: Brouwerij Haacht
  • Style: Belgian Abbey Beer
  • Strength: 6.5%

Oh my. That’s unbelievably tasty. Starts off with a subtly sweet vanilla-esque flavour which mellows into a light hoppy buzz. I’ve got myself into trouble many times on a hot night with strong Belgians, and if I had more of this beer it would be no different. I’d almost say I can feel a slight glow around my vision after just the one. Highly recommended.

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