Ten Prophets of the Golden Age of Ultra Violence

The site Literary Kicks has a list of “Ten Prophets of the Golden Age of Ultra Violence“. It’s as good a list as you’re likely to find. I would be remiss if I didn’t say that Ray Banks and Benjamin Whitmer also deserve a place.

Check out the list to see which books and authors the following quotes refer to then head on over there and tell ’em which ones they missed:

“His work is best described as paper crack.”

“If the DNA of Dante and Jim Thompson were combined to create a child raised by H.R. Giger and a string of deranged ex-prostitutes…”

“an ampthetamine-fueled symphony of violence with more shoot-outs and car chases than a John Woo film festival.”

“a Boschian slum that makes the worst American ghetto look like Norman Rockwell prints.”

“his plots are direct and his style razor sharp, making his books connect with the impact of brass-knuckle uppercuts.”

“pure hardboiled heaven for the dark at heart.”

“dark tour-de-force”

“a high-water mark for disturbing crime fiction that’ll be hard to top.”

“grim moodiness”

“stark explorations of the darkest realms of the human heart, masterfully executed with poetry and precision”

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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.

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