Ken Bruen ~ Headstone

missed one. just finished reading the only one of the Jack Taylor novels i’d inadvertently missed by Ken Bruen, Headstone. people spend a lot of time comparing Ken to every other recognizable master of noir, darker than, more violent than, etc. but they’ve not had the honor to read his short works, as collected in …

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Stephen Graham Jones ~ The Gospel Of Z

just finished re-reading (i’d the privilege of reading an earlier version) Stephen Graham Jones’ now published perfect novel of the undead, The Gospel of Z. most of them strive for the anthropomorphic and lose entirely the meditative, intensely personal and shockingly intimate shades of potential in this genre; resurrection over reanimation. SGJ nails it, as …

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Ken Bruen ~ Purgatory

just finished reading the latest and greatest from Ken Bruen, Purgatory, in his Jack Taylor series. Ken is the master of the noir koan. No one writes with more acid humour cut to the bone, no one approaches him in his cynicism. I’ve read all of him (hey, i did miss one, the prior to …

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Philip K. Dick ~ We Can Remember It For You Wholesale (The Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, Vol IV)

just finished reading Volume Five of the Collected Stories of Philip K. Dick, We Can Remember It For You Wholesale, title taken from the story that eventually became Total Recall. I went through all PKD’s sci-fi novels (and a couple of his domestics) this summer, so it was inevitable I go through all the shorts. …

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