this link to see Viscosity yourself.
Shootout at the K-Y Corral from Plots With Guns. And Keaton? Check out this audio record of his performance in Chicago at The Wrong Kind of Reading as presented by the Booked Podcast (somebody get that man some breakfast!). Stay tuned to Booked for more recorded live events - including Anthony Neil Smith, Kyle Minor, Pinckney Benedict and Seth Harwood. Earlier this week they featured Nikki Dolson and John Weagly. Sounds like they'll be moving on to another Chicago event that I missed after this one, and it'll feature Keaton swearing at people and Jason Stuart dowsing those flames with napalm. Can't wait to get my ears on those.
Still a couple days left to get yur eMitts on Lynn Kostoff's The Long Fall and N@B alum Laura Benedict's necromantic Appalachian tale The Devil's Oven... oooh, and how about the Cheryl Mullenax edited The Death Panel anthology featuring more Keaton madness, Tom Piccirilli and a kick-ass entry by N@B kid Fred Venturini? So much free for your digital highness. Long live the new flesh.
Super stoked that Cort and Les are coming out from Denver, and I'm hoping they'll shanghai fellow mile-high scribe Nick Arvin whose latest novel The Reconstructionist took me for a damn fine ride. I wrote a bit about it at Ransom Notes where it inspired a list of books stolen by supporting characters. I also dug Hallgrimur Helgason's The Hitman's Guide to Housecleaning recently and I'm curious to hear somebody else's thoughts on that one. But maybe my nicest out-of-left-field surprise of the year to date is Mark Allen Smith's The Inquisitor which I'll be going on a bit about at Ransom Notes tomorrow. Going in to 2012, there were several books I was eager to read (debuts from Jake Hinkson, Owen Laukkanen, Frank Wheeler Jr., Peter Farris, Chris Holm and Stephen Blackmoore had my attention early) but The Inquisitor came without the support of a trusted source recommending it. Nah, it just kinda put me on my ass 'cause I never saw it coming.
Exactly how badass does this look?