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The Balkan Route by Cal Smyth

  Fahren­heit Press ISBN 978–1979517591 Novem­ber 2017 280 pages Ital­i­cized text from the Fahren­heit Press site: After a busi­ness­man is bru­tal­ly mur­dered in Bel­grade, Inspec­tor Marko Despo­tović digs into the web of cor­rup­tion that con­nects the police, politi­cians, drug deal­ers … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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The Lousy Racket: Hemingway, Scribners & the Business of Literature

The Lousy Rack­et: Hem­ing­way, Scribner's and the Busi­ness of Lit­er­a­ture Robert W. Trog­don The Kent State Uni­ver­si­ty Press 2007 307 pages $30.00 While read­ing the first vol­ume of Hemingway's let­ters pub­lished recent­ly (they're up to vol­ume IV now) I came … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Sheldon Compton's The Same Terrible Storm

One of the ways I judge my fic­tion is by its rel­a­tive verac­i­ty. It bugs the hell out of me when writ­ers get easy things wrong: gun details, car details, wildlife, you name it. In Shel­don Compton's The Same Ter­ri­ble … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Lawless: Hillbilly gangster flick offers wild, violent ride

This sounds like a hell of a good time to me. Any­one see it yet? I've got many weeks of con­tent to get on the site, but you'll have to bear with me for a bit.   LAWLESS Jay Stone … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Book Review: Hillbilly Rich, by Jeff Kerr, reviewed by Graham Rae

Whilst con­tem­po­rary tech­nol­o­­gy-over­loaded soci­ety may have cre­at­ed a vapid and tran­sient instan­t­­ly-obso­lete fad-app-and-gad­get obsessed age, the human heart in con­flict with itself is an eter­nal and unchang­ing part of life and lit­er­a­ture. This is tru­ism is acknowl­edged by writer Jeff … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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Frank Bill's Hardcore Stories: Crimes in Southern Indiana

Far­rar Straus Giroux made an interesting—and exciting—choice when they pub­lished Frank Bill's linked col­lec­tion Crimes in South­ern Indi­ana. Nev­er known for hav­ing crime fic­tion or indeed for hav­ing books about any­thing oth­er than upper class lit­er­a­ture or lit­er­a­ture in trans­la­tion, … Con­tin­ue read­ing

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