Stephen Graham Jones ~ Zombie Sharks With Metal Teeth

proud that the last book i finished reading in 2013 was Stephen Graham Jones‘ collection, Zombie Sharks with Metal Teeth. horror haiku/fireside scary story-length tales, for the most part, but of a scope and breadth of subject and genre to take your breath away: a tony noir w/space lobsters, rodents w/super brains, TV trivia and …

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Stephen Graham Jones ~ Three Miles Past

just finished reading Stephen Graham Jones‘ triptych of novellas, Three Miles Past, the meat, the most delicious and horrifying nexus of code and prose: fear/the unknown; the crust/shell two incarnations of my new favorite fictional serial killer, SGJ’s William Colton Hughes (though he, in the appended Story Notes, only credits WCH for the first of …

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Stephen Graham Jones ~ The Least of My Scars

just finished re-reading, now in published form, Stephen Graham Jones‘ Best Serial Killer Novel Ever: The Least of My Scars. appropriate to the Season, i read some of the home stretch listening to Classic Christmas music, Andy Williams, Elvis, Frank, Dino, so it seemed like i was listening to the Leatherface Christmas Album after a …

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Richard Stark ~ Dirty Money

just finished reading Dirty Money by Richard Stark, thus completing my traversal of his Complete Works, and incidentally, this last being also the final work of the great Donald E. Westlake. the last three in the Parker series represent the Late Sonatas of the Stark ouevre, and i consider them the ne plus ultra of …

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Richard Stark ~ Ask the Parrot

just finished reading on the plane, the latest in Richard Stark’s Parker series, Ask The Parrot. looks like the last three in the series are more integrally connected, this one starting out with Parker trying to escape from a botched armored car job, and the last, Dirty Money, also closely related. i’m going to be …

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Richard Stark ~ Nobody Runs Forever

just finished another novel by Richard Stark, late in his Parker series, Nobody Runs Forever. it might be that Westlake just got better and better with age, but this one is my favorite of the series, especially for its tried-and-true practice of spreading around the narrative duties starting in 2nd Act has with this caper …

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