Monthly Archives: August 2016

FICTION: Velma and Jeff by Salvadore Ritchie

August 19, 2016
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It was my understanding when someone has finalized their decision to commit suicide they obtain a kind of euphoria about the conclusion they have made. The heavy baggage that magnetizes to us during the journey we call life magically falls to the wayside. Everything is crisper and a bit of pep develops in your...

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The Missing and the Dead by Stuart MacBride — Review

August 12, 2016
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All the minutiae of policing on a local level permeate the almost 600 pages of this Logan McRae crime novel. Bumped down to duty sergeant from acting DI, he now supervises the operations of B Division from Banff in northeastern Scotland, not only chasing drug dealers, shoplifters, vandals and disqualified drivers, but facing the...

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Western Wednesday: Haints Stay and some thoughts on revisionist westerns

August 3, 2016
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Western Wednesday: Haints Stay and some thoughts on revisionist westerns

Haints Stay seems to occupy a space where the prime influence is Blood Meridian. I want to talk a little about that space. When Cormac McCarthy wrote Blood Meridian he approached the western from an honest place, meaning he genuinely liked the genre and Blood Meridian came from a long gestation of consuming the...

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