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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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Already Gone by John Rector – review

December 27, 2011
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Already Gone by John Rector – review

John Rector doesn’t fuck around in Already Gone.  The novel opens with Jake Reese, college professor and author, being assaulted outside of a restaurant, the attackers taking his wedding ring.  The thing is, they take the ring finger with it.  It’s an intense, no-bullshit scene that sets the tone for a very intense, blessedly...

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Quick Notes: Last Night at the Lobster, The Cold Kiss & The Weight of Silence

March 14, 2011
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Quick Notes: Last Night at the Lobster, The Cold Kiss & The Weight of Silence

Last Night at the Lobster by Stuart O’Nan Anyone who has worked in retail for any substantial length of time understands that the store becomes it’s own world and the people in it are a family. Not a cardboard cutout family filled with stock characters but instead a real family. One that is opinionated...

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The Grove by John Rector – Review

October 12, 2010
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The Grove by John Rector – Review

My love of John Rector’s The Cold Kiss is well documented on these here internets, dear reader.  It’s one of those books that is so intense, so tightly written that I wouldn’t even think twice about shoving it into the hands of literally any reader, knowing that, even if it wasn’t necessarily their type...

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John Rector – video interview

August 23, 2010
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John Rector – video interview

There have been few debut novels that I’ve been impressed with more than The Cold Kiss by John Rector. The story of Nate, his pregnant girlfriend Sara and a mortally wounded hitchhiker named Syl White is a tightly plotted thriller that was literally a single sitting read for me. (and for just about everyone...

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July 2010 Pull List

July 6, 2010
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Let me say up front that the first two books listed, Late Rain and Pike, are two books that are among the ones I’ve been looking forward to the most this year. I haven’t read them yet so take that quasi-recommendation with the necessary grain of salt. It’s also worth noting that Amazon now...

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The Cold Kiss by John Rector – Review

May 4, 2010
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The Cold Kiss by John Rector – Review

John Rector’s The Cold Kiss straight-up fucking hijacked my life, dear reader, and when it drops this summer, I imagine I won’t be alone in my experience.  Somebody should set up a fucking online support group right now in preparation for this inevitability, a place where people can talk about how their baby drowned in the kiddie...

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