Friday’s Forgotten to do list

Over the years, at my old blog, BSC and here at Spinetingler, I’ve been an infrequent contributor to Patti Abbott’s long running Friday’s Forgotten Books series. I’ve been trying to do more of these posts this year though still not as much as I’d like.

I’ve got a stack of books here that I’ve pulled aside with the intention to either read them for the first time in some cases or re-read them in other cases so that I can write them up for future installments of Friday’s Forgotten Books.

So I guess this is a cheat really, or maybe more of a place holder. A list of the books that I intend to read and write about in future installments. Maybe I can start to enter the books into the community consciousness now then more fully write about them later. With the amount of new titles I try to cover I don’t know when I’ll find the time to read them but I’m trying, so maybe this is just a way to keep myself honest.

In no particular order here are books that I think need wider recognition for various reasons that I hope to help provide at some point:

Soft By Rupert Thomson
The Book of Revelation By Rupert Thomson
Death of a Murderer By Rupert Thomson
The Insult By Rupert Thomson
Low Bite by Sin Soracco
Iced by Ray Shell
Nothing Burns in Hell by Phillip Jose Farmer
Sky Full of Sand by Rick Demarinis
You Can’t Win by Jack Black
The Hunch by Seymour Shubin
The Dog of the South by Charles Portis
Eagles and Angels by Juli Zeh
Under the Skin by Michel Faber
Shadow Family by Miyuki Miyabe
The Awful Mess on the Via Merulana by Carlo Emilio Gadda
Blind Pursuit by Matthew F Jones
Boot Tracks by Matthew F Jones
Stone City by Mitchell Smith
All the Beautiful Sinners by Stephen Graham Jones
Saguaro Riptide by Norman Partridge
Ten Ounce Siesta by Norman Partridge
Giveadamn Brown by Robert Deane Pharr
The Death of the Detective by Mark Smith
The Mercy Killers by Lisa Reardon
Billy Dead by Lisa Reardon
How the Hula Girl Sings by Joe Meno
The Boy Detective Fails by Joe Meno
Bang Bang by Theo Gangi
Hot Plastic by Peter Craig
The Low Road by Chris Womersley

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Brian Lindenmuth

Brian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his work has appeared in Crimespree magazine and at BSC Review, Galleycat and the Mulholland Books website. He also heads the Spinetingler Award committee.

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About Brian Lindenmuth

Brian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his work has appeared in Crimespree magazine and at BSC Review, Galleycat and the Mulholland Books website. He also heads the Spinetingler Award committee.

5 Replies to “Friday’s Forgotten to do list”

  1. I’ve read All the Beautiful Sinners (I think I actually have an ARC). A few months ago I found a used copy for sale that the library was unloading and it made me want to re-read it. One of those “I remember this was awesome I wonder if it still is” moments. So right now it’s in the re-read category.

    I’ve had You Can’t Win for awhile now too and just haven’t jumped in to it. I mentioned it briefly in my Charles Willeford/ Jim Tully article.