Friday, November 23, 2018

Crazy Like Two Donkeys

Excited to announce the French language edition of Fierce Bitches (no longer available anywhere in English, sad tuba) Les Féroces is now available (right here) and I'm enjoying scratching my head at some of the results that I get from feeding the reviews I find online through Google Translate. My favorite phrase yet: "The author must be crazy like two donkeys" from this review at Unwalkers. That one also ends with this zinger: "The ending is like  cuming on corpses, because the book is short but intense, stiff and harsh like his writing style… or like an old asshole."

A few more I've enjoyed -
Culture vs News
Black Roses For Me
L'atelier de Litote 
- My most sincere thanks to everybody who's read any of my books and taken the time to leave a review. You guys rock.

Also, at the same time my first translation into French is hitting bookstores, my story The Whole Buffalo (from Needle magazine #1) has been published in the Italian anthology Lavoro Sporco: Mucho Mojo Club alongside Anthony Neil Smith, Adam Howe, Danny Gardner, John Harvey, Doug Johnstone, William Meikle, A. Brunetti and Jeffery Deaver. Can you read Italian? Are you trying to learn? Kindle version available here. You'll have to go to Italy for a paperback.

Friday, November 9, 2018

Missing Links

Several weeks' worth of links to drop in this post. Sorry.

First up I was pumped to join Mike White and Axel Kohagen on the Projection Booth podcast for a discussion of a movie I really love, Brad Anderson's Session 9. For those keeping score this makes my third straight dissociative disorder movie discussion following David Lynch's Mulholland Dr. and Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys. No idea what that indicates about me, but look for me to join Mike on a bunch of upcoming episodes that break the trend... I think. 

 Also on the episode Mike interviews co-writer/director Brad Anderson and co-writer/star Stephen Gevedon. As always I used the podcast as an excuse to catch up on a lot of the director's body of work previously unseen. I watched Beruit, The Call, Vanishing on 7th Street, Stonehearst Asylum and Sounds Like for the first time. Plus lookit who I found reading a book whilst manning the liquor counter in Darien Gap - none other than Big Daddy Thug, Todd Robinson himself. Heh.

On recent episodes of Do Some Damage I'm looking at the following:

A double feature double feature of Robert Bresson's A Man Escaped and Jacques Becker's Le Trou or Óskar Jónasson's Reykjavik-Rotterdam and Tomasz Thomson's Snowman's Land.

With Drew Goddard's Bad Times at the El Royale in theaters I talked some about Hotel/Motel movies.

Jeremy Saulnier's Netflix original Hold the Dark and other stuff.