This would make an excellent television series. I think there is one in the works, or there may be one already airing by now. This is the first time I have spent a book with Joe R. Lansdale’s duo, Hap and Leonard. Hap is a perpetually down-on-his-luck, sometime oil rig worker with an acerbic wit and a take-it-as-comes attitude. Imagine a different Dude who used to … Continue reading Bad Chili by Joe R. Lansdale
Greetings from Clovis and me. Sometime today we’ll be reading more of Anthony Marra’s new book The Tsar of Love and Techno. See how it says “Stories” right there on the cover? I should have paid more attention. I’ve enjoyed the book from the start, parts of it are very funny in that slightly skewed, dark way Russian writers have, but things just made no … Continue reading Sunday Morning Ramble
It’s so tempting to fall off the wagon at this point. Just eleven days left in the TBR Triple Dog Dare, but if you’re like me, then you already have a small stack of books you bought surreptitiously somewhere in your house tempting you to stray. Resist. I confess that I have been to the bookstore twice already and that I do have a small … Continue reading TBR Triple Dog Dare – Just 11 Days To Go. You Can Do It!