Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Cleaning Up With Charlie Huston

Waste not, want not. In the new issue of Bookslut, you can find all the parts of my little chat with killer author and Pulpnoir.com perpetrator Charlie Huston that can be published in places that let you use Bad Words, which are few and far between these days.

Go forth, and read "Charlie Huston, The Cleanup Hitter," to find out more about The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death, what it feels like to have Stephen King write you a review for Amazon, how Los Angeles vibrates a writer's antenna, and a modest take on his new scribbling from a guy who represents the future of crime fiction. If we're lucky.

What's not in the interview is that Huston is working on something he calls, "More ambitious than anything else I've ever tried." Whatever it is should blow people's mind after a downright frenetic crime trilogy, an epic vampire fusion series, and two hardback bestsellers. He's supposedly doing something else for Marvel Comics (after Moon Knight) but nobody seems to be able to tip me off about it yet. Further bulletins as events warrant.

Elsewhere in the February offerings at Bookslut, you'll find reviews of The Way Through Doors (the second novel by noodle-bender Jesse Ball) and Arthur Conan Doyle's novella The Poison Belt, an interview with aforementioned noodle-bender Ball, a long, long, long talk about Spider-Man with Marvel's lord and savior Brian Michael Bendis, and Colleen Mondor's take on Charles Darwin.

There. That should keep you busy for a little while.

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