Friday, August 17, 2012

Me 'n Tony 'n Mike

Alive magazine just put out a list of recommended reads for the fall. On that list - Anthony Bourdain, Michael Chabon, Ben McIntyre and Noir at the Bar Volume 2... cause that makes sense. Thanks, Gwen Ragno and Rob Levy.

Volume One was a deliciously dark collection of short stories by St. Louis and regional authors, with all the hard-boiled dialogue, violence and deviance that pulp fiction fans can’t get enough of. Volume Two, due out early this month, promises to give its predecessor a run for its money.

Thems accurate words. Number 2's about to live up to its namesake all over your bookshelf.

If I may recommend another title for your fall reading, Greg Bardsley's excellent Cash Out will be assaulting your sense of decorum soon. He's about unleash Crazy Larry, Calhoun and the rest of the irregulars upon the world at large and there's some folks that just won't be ready for that... But for those of you who can handle it - you're in for a treat.

And, finally there's a trailer for Martin McDonagh's Seven Psychopaths. Unbelievable cast looking like they're having a lot of fun. Can't wait for this one.

At Ransom Notes I'm taking a look at spy books and films from the likes of Matt Kindt, Gregg Rucka, Mischa Hiller, Derek Haas, William Gibson, Olivier Assayas and John Boorman's underrated Tailor of Panama from John Le Carre's novel of the same name. I dug this movie a lot. Very funny and Pierce Brosnan doing the anti-Bond thing right in the midst of his stint as 007 was great casting.

Also, at Ransom Notes some historical mysteries taking place in the early to mid 20th century coming this fall. On that list, I'm really stoked about Dennis Lehane's Live By Night and curious to give Robert Olen Butler's Hot Country a read too - sounds kinda like a lost Craig McDonald Hector Lassiter title. Laurence McMorrow's The Underground has my eye too. I especially like that he's giving us a novella-length offering, thanks, Larry.


David Cranmer said...

I thought they did a decent job with Tailor of Panama. And Pierce is underrated as an actor. Ever see The Matador? One of his best.

jedidiah ayres said...

I really liked The Matador. Very funny.