Monthly Archives: August 2013

Peckerwood by Jedidiah Ayres – review

August 27, 2013
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Peckerwood by Jedidiah Ayres – review

Terry Hickerson can’t believe his luck. The deadbeat dad and serial armed robber managed to pick up a hot college girl and have some truly rad, kinky sex with her.  When he learns later that she’s the estranged daughter of Hamilton County Sheriff Jimmy Mondale, a guy who has fucked with him for decades,...

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Breaking Bad – “Confessions” – review

August 26, 2013
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Breaking Bad – “Confessions” – review

So Breaking Bad has been fucking sterling so far in this final stretch but ho-lee fu-uck did this episode raise the goddamn ante in terms of sheer awesome.  Walt’s masterful shutting down of Hank’s attempts to bring him to justice would’ve been enough for me to shout praises from the fucking rooftop about “Confessions”...

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Some Elmore Leonard tributes collected

August 22, 2013
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You could say there are two main schools of American prose style: the pulpit and the porch steps. The first is forceful, openly intent on asserting its import, and apt to assume the cadences of a hallowed literary predecessor in defining the American experience or character, from Milton (Melville) to the King James Bible...

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FICTION: No Good Reason by Christopher Ford

August 21, 2013
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“What’s this one about this time?” I looked up from my book straight into Betty’s concerned face. “It’s difficult to explain. It’s set across six different stories, across six different timelines. I think the main message is about slavery. But I could be wrong.” I turned the book’s cover to face her. “Not your book,...

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Breaking Bad – “Buried” – review

August 20, 2013
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Breaking Bad – “Buried” – review

We haven’t had a great Skyler episode in a while but boy-oh-fucking-boy did this week’s “Buried” make up for that fact.  Where last week’s episode closed with an amazing confrontation between Walt and Hank, here we got to see Skyler rock some big scenes with Hank, Marie and eventually Walt, making this an obvious...

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Charlie Stella Stars at Noir @ the Bar NYC

August 20, 2013
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Charlie Stella Stars at Noir @ the Bar NYC

Author Charlie Stella lived up to his headliner billing this past Sunday at Noir @ Bar NYC’s fifth event. Reading from a work in progress, the author of Rough Riders, Johnny Porno, and other noir classics, mesmerized (I might have missed a word or two sipping vodka) an audience of forty to fifty Shade...

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Sacrifices by Roger Smith – review

August 14, 2013
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Roger Smith is the crime genre’s greatest tragedian. The man writes blisteringly operatic tales of bloody revenge, stories where the emotions and actions are at eleven yet never hammy or arch.  The guy leaves it all on the gore-flooded floor every time and Sacrifices might just be his masterpiece. As with previous Smith novels,...

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Breaking Bad – “Blood Money” – review

August 12, 2013
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Breaking Bad – “Blood Money” – review

Okay, so the title of Breaking Bad S5E9 is apparently “Blood Money” but, come on, I know you’re with me when I say that the real title for this fucker should be “Tread Lightly.”  A lot of fantastic shit was set up in this premiere but it all came down to the fucking beautifully...

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Only God Forgives by Nicolas Winding Refn – review

August 7, 2013
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Only God Forgives by Nicolas Winding Refn – review

I’ve honestly got no fucking clue why the reviews for this movie have been so seemingly across-the-board shitty.  Is director Nicolas Winding Refn and star Ryan Gosling’s follow-up to Drive, Only God Forgives, as awesome as Drive?  I don’t think so.  But is it a fucking EPIC DISASTER?  Jesus no.  Only God Forgives is...

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Come Closer by Sara Gran – review

August 3, 2013
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This is a reprint of a review posted at another site. Come Closer is a deceptively simple tale of supernatural possession. It is also one of the creepiest damn books that I have ever read. Amanda is content and happy with her life. She has a great husband and enjoys a successful career. But...

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