Thursday, May 26, 2016

Seven Super Slivers of Satisfying Stories


Smoke by Dan Vyleta.Cover illustration makes it look like a novel about smoggy London. I was reading the other day how the famous London fog was a result of air pollution. Once Britain began improving air quality the fog went away.

Unloaded: crime writers writing without guns edited by Eric Beetner. I read something about this online. Patti Abbott has a story in here, so I probably saw something from her. I just saw a type error in the book. I should email someone and bitterly complain. Author love when you do that. Authors also really like you to email them about gun-related errors.

Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler. Brokenn wine glass on the cover. We have a lot of chipped plates at home. The set we bought is not durable. We're not inclined to replace the dishes because are children are still young.

The Sorcerer's Daughter: the defenders of Shannara by Terry Brooks. Swords, daggers, women in wispy dresses. When I was in middle and high school I tore through Brooks's first novels. Lots of adventure and wizardy things.

Seven Days Dead by John Farrow. More great Canadian crime fiction from Farrow. Farrow also writes under his real name, Trevor Someorother. Let me look that up... Ferguson. Trevor Ferguson.  The library owns the DVD of Ferguson's novel The Timekeeper. It's a pretty decent flick, too bad this trailer is poor quality.

The Last Ranch by Michael McGarrity. Another modern Western by McGarrity. A post-WWII rancher is facing a land grab from the federal government.

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