Month: October 2013

The Maid’s Version by Daniel Woodrell – review

It has been seven long years since Daniel Woodrell gave us a novel.  Seven.  Loooong.  Years.  In that time Woodrell’s star has undoubtedly risen, with a high profile movie having been made out of Winter’s Bone and beautiful reissues of…

How Bad Can The Bad Guy Be? By William Petrocelli

Many mystery fans will tell you that their favorite character in any crime novel is the bad guy. There’s often a good reason for that. It takes a lot of thought to become a good villain. By the time you’ve…

Ratlines by Stuart Neville – review

Nerd favorite Stuart Neville ups his game with Ratlines, a historical thriller set in the early sixties in Ireland.  Coming off his epic Belfast trilogy (Ghosts of Belfast, Collusion, Stolen Souls), Ratlines is a bit of a departure for the…

FICTION: Bad Karma by Dwight Holing

Bobby Ballena doesn’t look like he’s spending time worrying about melanoma. His skin’s the color of a pair of huaraches and his thick curls are streaked from sunshine. We grew up in the same neighborhood and ran together for awhile,…

The Thicket by Joe R. Lansdale – review

Joe R. Lansdale’s The Thicket is like a Larry McMurtry western that’s been soaking in the saloon spittoon.  It’s got plenty of tough and funny characters, nasty violence, vulgar-ass dialogue, and a prose style that feels like your great uncle…

Prisoners by Denis Villeneuve – review

Prisoners is a really strong, character-based thriller from Denis Villenueve, the director of the underrated French Canadian film Incendies.  The story begins with the disappearance of two young girls from a small town Pennsylvania neighborhood on Thanksgiving Day.  The immediate…

Guest Post: Leonard Goldberg’s Favorite Books

Writers are often asked to name their very favorite books. I have been asked this question so many times, I have come to the conclusion that there are at least 20 novels that I could name comfortably. And the list…

Corrosion by Jon Bassoff – review

Jon Bassoff, the man behind Nerd favorite indie publishing house New Pulp Press, gives us one hell of a debut with Corrosion, a psycho noir that will please the living shit out of the sick fucks who enjoy the novels…

FICTION: Time and Tides by Zen McCann

“We’re here.” Her voice carried just above the noise of the boat’s engine. Despite the swollen waves of high tide, Isla Jimenez brought the inflatable runabout up on the beach with the sure handedness of long experience. Killing the engine…

Breaking Bad – “Felina” – review

“Felina” was a lot of fun.  We got to see Walt win and be badass non-stop for seventy-five minutes.  We got Badger and Skinny Pete popping up.  We got a mild reconciliation of sorts with Skyler and closure for Marie,…

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