Posts Tagged ‘ Matthew McBride ’

A Swollen Red Sun by Matthew McBride – review

May 27, 2014
By
A Swollen Red Sun by Matthew McBride – review

The basic plot summary of A Swollen Red Sun, Matthew McBride’s follow-up to Frank Sinatra in a Blender, sounds promising enough.  It purports to be the story of Gasconade County, Missouri Sheriff Deputy Dale Banks, decent cop and family man, deciding to rip off a redneck meth cook for over fifty grand in cash...

Read more »

Frank Sinatra in a Blender by Matthew McBride – review

February 2, 2012
By
Frank Sinatra in a Blender by Matthew McBride – review

With the amount of Top Ten lists it made in 2011, Matthew McBride and his debut novel aren’t exactly unknown quantities. A kick-in-the-balls title, Frank Sinatra in a Blender, doesn’t hurt either. With its cocktail of shotgun pacing, extreme violence and black-as-pitch humor, all of the accolades and praise it’s seen is well-deserved. Private...

Read more »

Frank Sinatra in a Blender by Matthew McBride – review

June 8, 2011
By
Frank Sinatra in a Blender by Matthew McBride – review

The Nerd is all about full disclosure, dear reader, at least as much disclosure as a dude who writes under a ridiculous pseudonym and behind a Charles Neslon Reilly on velvet portrait avatar can muster, anyway.  The full disclosure I refer to is this: I do not own an e-reader of any sort.  I’m still on...

Read more »

Frank Sinatra in a Blender by Matthew McBride – review

June 3, 2011
By
Frank Sinatra in a Blender by Matthew McBride – review

Playing with memory is a classic noir device and setup and some of the younger authors have, at times, relied on drugs and alcohol to fuel these memory lapses to great effect. The main character in Frank Sinatra in a Blender tweaks this idea somewhat because he takes copious amounts of drugs and drinks...

Read more »