Monday, June 11, 2007

Being of sound mind and questionable veracity...

I'm taking a break from deconstructing a spy novel about a man who may or may not be a figment of his own imagination. This stuff will give you a tic after a while if you're careful.


Right. Work. The new issue of Bookslut is up. Those of you with less indelicate constitutions can read this month's column on all murderous things Thai and hotly anticipate the release of John Burdett's Bangkok Haunts and Timothy Hallinan's A Nail Through the Heart. Also please to find inside a lot of literary stuff including interviews with Catherine Wagner, Cecil Castellucci; Heather Smith and Jeff Vandermeer dragging the latest comics out into the fiery sunlight; and Colleen Mondor's lazy summer reading list for girls. (Disarmingly similar to my own columns about blood and whiskey and firearms, I know. Try not to get them mixed up).

Speaking of comics, check out the cool new trailer for Eddie Campbell's cool new comic book The Black Diamond Detective Agency. You can also read a nice healthy excerpt from the book here.

Ed Gorman's novel The Poker Club is being adapted for the big screen, with a cast that includes Johnathon Schaech, who did such memorable work in Poison Ivy 2 and Road House 2 and 8MM 2. This does not bode well.

If you insist on delving into the less violent side of my illustrious writing career, you can try this month's non-crime work, which isn't half-bad. I had the pleasure this month of profiling the Silver Wings Wingwalking Team, who perform jaw-dropping feats of aerobatic daring for your viewing pleasure.

And finally, for your listening pleasure, The National rock out on French radio in what all the cool kids are calling "The White Sessions." I'm off to read about grief, sorrow, insanity and murder, toes tap-tap-tapping all the while.

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