Posts Tagged ‘ Quote for the Day ’

Quote for the Day II: Warren Zevon & Vicki Hendricks sitting in a tree…?

February 3, 2012
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Here’s an interesting line from Warren Zevon’s bio: “We ate at Hard Rock where I sat next to him and some sex/crime novelist I’ve read, Vicki Hendrix, who I flirted mercilessly with.” (h/t) Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to...

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Quote for the Day: Patton Oswald on Derek Raymond

February 3, 2012
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Can you recommend a good book? A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan is really good. James Ellroy’s Blood’s A Rover was amazing. I’m thinking of downloading Stephen King’s 11.22.63 on iTunes – there’s something about his stories, especially Hearts In Atlantis and From A Buick 8, which are so good on...

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Quote for the Day

May 12, 2011
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I’ve made a similar point myself over the years. I have been reading mostly web-based stories this week and getting frustrated by them. Here is the plot I seem to read over and over: bad guy meets bad guy. One of them gets killed. Okay, it’s a story, I guess. In fact it is...

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Quote for the Day: St. Patrick’s Day edition

March 17, 2011
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Irish author Adrian McKinty’s latest book, Falling Glass, opens with the Irish character Killian having a beer at a bar in New York. He offers what can only be described as a pointed critique of oirishness and St. Patrick’s Day. Having been to my share of St. Patrick’s Day parades in downtown Baltimore, and...

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Quote for the Day II

October 21, 2010
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Manufactured confrontation: the artistic bad faith involved in positing a universe so full of hostility that all an author has to do to motivate an argument—or a betrayal, or a fight, or a rape, or a murder—is to take a couple of characters at random and turn them to face each other. As a...

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Quote for the Day

October 21, 2010
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“…in some senses, suspense fiction is really at its most interesting when it’s anxiety fiction — when the people are having a hard time because they have problems Most of them would just be fucking grateful if they could live out their lives going to some dumb job, going home in the evening,...

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Quote for the Day

August 19, 2010
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I used to write dark fantasy before I switched over to crime. Horror fiction, I tell them, is mostly a young person’s game. Where you get to dream up the monsters that are waiting ahead of you, around the next corner. Crime, on the other hand, is an older soul’s game. It’s about the...

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Quote for the Day

June 23, 2010
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While pursuing another line of thought I found this line in an interview with Walter Hill. It’s an interesting and succinctly stated idea. But is he right? (bolding is mine) Somebody once asked me why I never did horror films, just action, and what was the difference? I said horror movies terrorize women, and...

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Quote for the Day

June 18, 2010
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DT: I walked on that movie set as a drug counselor. I was helping this kid I was counseling. He called me up and said, “Hey, there’s a lot of blow down here.” It was 1985, and cocaine was running rampant in the movie industry. It was crazy. You’d walk into production and there’d...

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Quote for the Day

June 11, 2010
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Hey, I’m no prude and there’s a place for language in all it’s manifestations. I’ll say effing as fast as anyone if I stub my toe. But Pete Dragovich is just plain a garbage mouth. There’s no reason for the language, it’s not justified by the content or meaning, it’s just there to smear...

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Quote For The Day – Noel Murray

May 24, 2010
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Nerd here.  Noel Murray of the AV Club had some shit to say about the endings of genre fiction in his piece on the last episode of Lost.  Check it out: Let’s talk about endings. I was chatting with a fellow TV critic a couple of weeks ago and told her that when it...

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Quote for the Day

May 21, 2010
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Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his work has appeared in Crimespree magazine and at BSC Review, Galleycat and the Mulholland Books website. He also heads the Spinetingler Award committee.More Posts - Website - Twitter

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Quote for the Day

May 20, 2010
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Coincidence has no place in twenty first century writing. It’s actually a worse device for solving plot problems than the supernatural and I hate the supernatural in fiction. Magic explains and excuses everything but coincidence is still a higher category of crime because it only works if the audience or reader is not paying...

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Quote for the Day

May 18, 2010
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Essentially, in the traditional comics, the requirements are a lot of Wham! — and a lot more Bam! — but the “Thank you, Ma’am” is strictly forbidden. –Don McGregor, from one of the reprint articles in the IDW reprint hardcover of Detectives Inc. Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one...

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Quote for the Day

May 13, 2010
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There’s a central paradox in Greek tragedy, which is this: the tragic hero brings about his own downfall because of some terrible flaw or fracture in his own nature – pride, or lust, or moral blindness. But at the same time, he’s destroyed because the gods, or some subset of the gods, decided to...

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Quote for the Day

May 5, 2010
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“I’m not in the business of validating people’s preconceptions and stroking their mindset and giving them an hour and a half of diversion. I like to rock. I like to get in there and fuck with their heads.” –Paul Schrader Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction...

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Quote for the Day: Joel Edgerton

April 27, 2010
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Two choice quotes from Joel Edgerton “My theory is that noir films became less popular because they always represented the central female as a black widow,” he said. “With modern feminist ideas you can’t just keep painting females as bad, evil, manipulative, money-grubbing people.” “No one is bad unless you’re talking about serial killers...

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Quote for the Day

April 6, 2010
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The beauty and freedom of writing a stand alone is you can do anything you want. Blow up the world, go ahead. Have mutant alligators crawl out of the sewers…sweet. Your main character loses their mind midway in the book and runs around in his birthday suit shouting ‘I am the Master of the...

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Quote for the Day

April 4, 2010
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Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler magazine and one of the fiction editors of Snubnose Press. In addition to Spinetingler his work has appeared in Crimespree magazine and at BSC Review, Galleycat and the Mulholland Books website. He also heads the Spinetingler Award committee.More Posts - Website - Twitter

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Quote for the Day

March 26, 2010
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And then should readers be taking genre fiction seriously at all? Well, in my more serious moments I like to think of crime fiction (some, certainly not all, crime fiction) as satire. An opportunity to take potshots at the maniacs running government and commerce. –Mike Nicol Brian LindenmuthBrian is the non-fiction editor of Spinetingler...

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