Month: July 2012

Don Winslow – interview

During Don Winslow’s most recent appearance at the Poisoned Pen, owner Barbara Peters read from several press releases from Winslow’s past novels. What was most striking was that each release was near identical, describing Winslow’s then current novel as his…

The Kings of Cool by Don Winslow – review

The Kings of Cool is a prequel to Don Winslow’s 2010 Savages, one of the most excitingly original crime novels of the new century.  Savages is the book that I recommend to any and everyone, whether they read one or one-hundred books…

Wild Thing by Josh Bazell – review

Dr. Peter Brown, ne Pietro Brnwa [pronounced “Browna”], has become a doctor thanks to the Witness Protection Program in which he was placed several years before the story opens. [His nickname, “Bearclaw,” has its own backstory, at which one could…

Falling Glass by Adrian McKinty – review

Adrian McKinty’s Falling Glass is a kick-ass thriller full of violence, sharp prose and great dialogue, all related at a swifter-than-all-hell pace.  It’s also a deeply felt story of a man wrestling with his identity as he enters middle-age.  Add to…

The Troika by Stepan Chapman

I first heard about The Troika by Stepan Chapman in Jeff VanderMeer’s article at the Fantastic Metropolis site in 2002. I knew when reading the article that I just had to read this book. So I went to Amazon, bought…

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