Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Three-Day Affair by Michael Kardos – review

September 24, 2012
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The Three-Day Affair by Michael Kardos – review

I’ve never claimed to read terribly fast, dear reader.  My average is about a book a week, give or take.  But Michael Kardos’ debut novel The Three-Day Affair?  Yeah, read that shit in a day.  Pissed away my Sunday fucking plowing through it, missed the Vikings somehow killing the Niners, avoided the bar, didn’t...

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The Twenty-Year Death by Ariel Winter – review

September 24, 2012
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The Twenty-Year Death by Ariel Winter – review

This ambitious experiment was one I’d been hearing about and anticipating for quite a while. And I’m a sucker for anything with the Hard Case Crime logo on it. So consider me a captive audience, and consider that fact when I say The Twenty-Year Death tested my patience. The conceit, as most know by...

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The Prophet by Michael Koryta – review

September 11, 2012
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The Prophet by Michael Koryta – review

Back in 1989 Chambers High School in northeastern Ohio won state.  That was also the year Marie Austin was murdered.  Her brothers, senior star fullback Adam and freshman second string quarterback Kent, never fully recovered from the brutal loss.  Today, as Kent, now head coach of Chambers, is wrapping up an undefeated regular season...

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Breaking Bad – “Gliding Over All” – review

September 4, 2012
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Breaking Bad – “Gliding Over All” – review

This season (excuse me, half season) of Breaking Bad has been full of great shit, but said great shit has certainly felt rushed.  So much stuff happened this season that it could have been told over a full, regular thirteen episode season more smoothly – hell, it maybe needed even more time than that....

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The Three Day Affair by Michael Kardos – review

September 4, 2012
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The Three Day Affair by Michael Kardos – review

We’ve all had that one friend that seems to lead a blessed, stumbled upon existence. They have a beautiful wife, a flawless home, a dream job, and what makes you scratch your head and wonder why is because they seemed to have tripped over it. There’s nothing special about this friend; sure they’re nice...

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