Monthly Archives: June 2013

The Baddest Ass by Anthony Neil Smith – review

June 30, 2013
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The Baddest Ass by Anthony Neil Smith – review

The legendary Billy Lafitte lives in The Baddest Ass, Anthony Neil Smith’s third in a series following Yellow Medicine and Hogdoggin’, though just barely.  He’s in protective custody in a new prison in North Dakota that isn’t even finished yet, with seemingly everybody in the joint looking to collect on the fat payday coming...

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Out of the Black by John Rector – review

June 18, 2013
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Out of the Black by John Rector – review

Matt Caine is going through some hard times.  His wife died in a tragic accident, he’s been unemployed for months and the only way he was able to hold onto his house was by borrowing from some shady-as-hell characters.  On top of all that stress the guy’s parents-in-law are trying to get custody of...

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NOS4A2 by Joe Hill – review

June 14, 2013
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NOS4A2 by Joe Hill – review

The Nerd’s been down with everything Joe Hill’s put out thus far.   20th Century Ghosts, Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, the comic series Locke & Key – guy writes shit I wanna read.  But when I saw that his latest, NOS4A2, was seven-hundred pages long?  That shit gave me some serious fucking pause.  I mean,...

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Donnybrook by Frank Bill – review

June 12, 2013
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Donnybrook by Frank Bill – review

Seems to the Nerd like Frank Bill’s Donnybrook has been raved about in the online crime circles for fucking ever.  Seems everybody I know through twitter or linkedin (just kidding – motherfuck a linkedin) read this beast sometime back in the late seventies or something and talks about it in tones I’d liken to...

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Sightseers by Ben Wheatley – review

June 7, 2013
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Sightseers by Ben Wheatley – review

Ben Wheatley is one of the Nerd’s favorite filmmakers working today and his Sightseers only further reinforces my already sturdy-as-all-hell convictions.  With this, Kill List and Down Terrace, Wheatley has shown himself to be a director whose work is unlike anything else on the cinematic landscape today (Jesus, busting out the cliches for this one,...

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