Monthly Archives: July 2013

MIKE WATTS INTERVIEW

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AN INTERVIEW WITH PERFORMANCE POET MIKE WATTS Hi Mike! So how’s the first half of 2013 treated you? It seems you’ve been extremely busy… It’s been really productive and positive. My aim was to complete my new collection and then …

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“LESS THAN ZERO”

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Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis  Reviewed by Steve Rudd   Bret’s work, it seems, is either loved or truly loathed. Almost all of his past novels have been as controversial and as feared by some people as hell …

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“DOWN BY THE RIVER WHERE THE DEAD MEN GO”

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Down By The River Where The Dead Men Go by George P. Pelecanos Reviewed by Steve Rudd   As the novel title must suggest, this is a Crime-Thriller… and one of the highest order. I first heard of the author …

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“TROPIC OF CANCER”

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Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller  Reviewed by Steve Rudd   “You can get something out of a book, even a bad book.” First published in France in 1934, this extraordinary piece of writing never saw the light of day …

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“THE TWO-BEAR MAMBO”

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The Two-Bear Mambo by Joe R. Lansdale  Reviewed by Steve Rudd   Lansdale is one heck of a prolific author, and this is something like the tenth novel of his that I’ve had the pleasure of reading. The vast majority of …

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“WOBEGON BOY”

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Wobegon Boy by Garrison Keillor  Reviewed by Steve Rudd   “I have a responsible job and pay my taxes and keep my lawn mowed, but because I dare to be an individual, people whisper about me behind my back. Why …

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“THE WALKAWAY”

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The Walkaway by Scott Phillips  Reviewed by Steve Rudd   It is imperative that you keep your wits about you when reading this novel more than with almost any other mighty slab of fiction ever published. If you’ve never read Phillips‘ …

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“EAST OF THE MOUNTAINS”

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East Of The Mountains by David Guterson  Reviewed by Steve Rudd   Alright, so you might not have heard of the author before, but you might actually be already familiar with some of his work, for his debut novel was …

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JENNY SILER – “FLASHBACK”

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Flashback by Jenny Siler  Reviewed by Steve Rudd   “The past is a puzzle for everyone, a tattered collection of memory and desire. Even those people we most long to understand remain no more than a sum of those static …

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NICK QUANTRILL – “COMPLICITY”

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Complicity by Nick Quantrill  Reviewed by Steve Rudd   “The rain refused to ease as Coleman made his way through Queens Gardens and on towards King Edward Street. He pulled his collar up and hurried his pace…” This is a …

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