Saturday, January 1, 2011


Happy New Year, everybody. Dunno what to expect from this beast, but I can tell you some of my favorite novels from 2010 over at Ransom Notes. So head on over there and put me in my place with your own list. Rod Norman is kicking off 2011 with another interview. This time up it's John Rector whose The Cold Kiss made my Ransom Notes list. Read the interview at Signs & Wonders. New Year's weekend reading = Craig McDonald's One True Sentence, Wallace Stroby's A Cold Shot to the Heart, Greg Bardsley's Cash Out, Scott Phillips' That's a Lot of Superstitious Baloney and Matt Kindt's Super Spy.

Last night watched The Seventh Voyage of Sinbad with the kids and then Taylor Hackford's Love Ranch with Joe Pesci and Helen Mirren, who are solid as always, (didn't realize I missed Joe P. that much), but unfortunately the film is not great. I dunno, the script was a bit too on the nose and the pacing felt off. Bummer. If you get a chance to see the documentary Chicken Ranch, see that one instead. Great slice of life pic from inside one of Nevada's legal brothels (in the early 80s?) The girls are the focus, rather than the management. They play, fight, cope and do their hair. Prostitution can be tedious.

I'm going back to bed.


Rod Norman said...

Thanks, for the shoutout buddy, John Rector is an amazing guy & headed for big things. I couldn't concentrate on your story though... my eyes kept drifting back to your photo. WHAT.. is that from?

jedidiah ayres said...

The photo is of one of the girls working at the Chicken Ranch. The pic isn't from the documentary though.