Posts Tagged ‘ Charles Willeford ’

The Shark-Infested Custard by Charles Willeford – Review

July 15, 2011
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The Shark-Infested Custard by Charles Willeford – Review

It sure as shit ain’t hard to see why Jason Starr, the author of white collar noirs like Hard Feelings and Nothing Personal, is such a fan of The Shark-Infested Custard.  Seems to the Nerd that Starr has been talking this book up in every other interview I’ve read with him over the years, and...

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Poontang and Other Poems by Charles Willeford – review

April 29, 2011
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Poontang and Other Poems by Charles Willeford – review

Because it’s a small book of poetry it’s a quick read. I read it over a cup of coffee. I’m a fan of Willeford’s prose but never have really had the chance to read his poetry. You can’t beat the price. Willeford clearly was a man who loved words and that love comes through...

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Pick-Up by Charles Willeford – review

March 7, 2011
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Pick-Up by Charles Willeford – review

Before this book I hadn’t read any Willeford. I had often heard him mentioned in the same breath as David Goodis and Jim Thompson (although after reading Pick-Up I don’t really see the Thompson comparison) but didn’t think much of it because people love to make lofty claims when it comes to discussing writers....

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Charles Willeford on Censorship

January 6, 2011
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Charles Willeford on Censorship

The controversial decision to replace the word “nigger” with “slave” in an edition of Huckleberry Finn has prompted a lot of discussion and commentary over the last couple of days. Earlier today I was reminded of something I read awhile back, an editorial that Charles Willeford wrote on censorship that appeared in The Palm...

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The Texting Detective (based on a Charles Willeford story)

August 10, 2010
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Steve Fagin, UCSD visual arts professor, is working with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) to promote the museum. “Fagin is enlisting artists, authors, and celebrities to create stories about the museum and its collection for one platform: the cell phone. The series is called, simply, “Cell Phone Stories.” According to Fagin,...

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Brothers of the Road: Jim Tully and Charles Willeford

June 10, 2010
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Brothers of the Road: Jim Tully and Charles Willeford

When I was in my early-teens I read a magazine article that briefly mentioned a book. In those couple of lines something was revealed to me though then I wouldn’t have been able to express what. The book was On the Road by Jack Kerouac and I knew that at any cost I HAD...

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The Psychopaths of Charles Willeford’s Shark Infested Custard

May 19, 2010
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The Psychopaths of Charles Willeford’s Shark Infested Custard

By Sheila O’Malley ***...

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The 20th anniversery of Miami Blues

April 20, 2010
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The 20th anniversery of Miami Blues

Twenty years ago today, on April 20th, 1990 the movie Miami Blues was released theatrically. My first exposure to it was in 1994 though. I was working in a video store during and after high school and this was my first exposure to Miami Blues and the works of Charles Willeford. This was the...

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