Sunday, November 8, 2015
Doin the Horizonal Bop
Wednesday I'll be at The Wild Detectives in Dallas for N@B hosted by David Hale Smith and Eryk Pruitt. I'll be outshined by the likes of Max Booth III, Joe R. Lansdale, Rod Davis, Harry Hunsicker, Opalina Salas and Scott Montgomery. Significantly missing from that lineup is Clay Reynolds whose 1986 book Agatite (later published as Rage) I devoured this week.
Do Some Damage blog this week about The Four Books That Went Into Four Days and he does me the impossible to live up to honor of claiming my own Fierce Bitches along with Ellroy's Blood on the Moon, Derek Raymond's I Was Dora Suarez and David Peace's 1977 & 1980 as those responsible for the dark, twisted tone and bite of his book... and of course he's too generous. I had the pleasure of reading and providing blurbage for that book and -trust me- if you dig the stuff you see featured on this blog, Four Days is right up your alley.
The Projection Booth movie podcast (and you should be 'cause Mike White and Rob St. Mary bring the twin towers of nerddom - passion and encyclopedic knowledge - to each episode) download the November 18 episode about Louis Malle's feature debut Elevator to the Gallows to hear me expose my general arrogance and ignorance on movie shit. Find out everything I know about jazz and Miles Davis, exactly how much French I speak and why Noel Calef's source novel is not the same as Geoffrey Home's Build My Gallows High -basis for Jacques Tourneur's film Out of the Past- and why I should turn in my fucking noir card for that gaff.
a quick interview he conducted with me. And holy hell lookit that beautiful cover art on his new surf-noir novel Bad Citizen Corporation. Lauden's title (along with Pruitt's Hashtag, Eric Beetner's Rumrunners and Chris Irvin's Safe Inside the Violence) is one of the only books I picked up at Bouchercon this year and I can't wait to read it.