Saturday, October 30, 2010

The Winter of Frankie Machine by Don Winslow

My review of Don Winslow's The Winter of Frankie Machine is up at spinetingler.

Give it a look-see over this-a-way.

One more Winslow to go and then it's back to current releases for the Nerd.

The TBR pile is taunting my ass more and more every day, gotta crack open some arcs and pretend I'm better than the proles because I can read shit before its official release date.

Indeed, the life of the online book critic is an exotic and sexy life to lead.

Friday, October 29, 2010

The Dawn Patrol by Don Winslow

My review of The Dawn Patrol by Don Winslow is up at spinetingler.

Check that shit out HERE.

Expect more reviews of Don Winslow's shit real fucking soon.

Or don't expect it and let it be a pleasant surprise. Maybe having no expectations is the secret to happiness.

The Nerd doesn't have answers - just profane opinions.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Devil by Ken Bruen

My review of the latest Jack Taylore mystery, The Devil by Ken Bruen, is up at spinetingler.

Check it out right HERE.

Believe it or not, this also fits in with my recent horror-ish October book choices of late. You're thinking, dear reader, "Jack Taylor? Supernatural horror-type shit? Have you lost your shit, Nerd?"

Well, seeing how I've been pounding back coffee all day, yes, I have lost my shit (sorry) but I'm not fucking with you in the slightest, dear reader.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Crime Factory Vol. 2 No. 5

The new Crime Factory is up and rocking and I've got another "Crime Sleeper Double Feature" tucked in its smutty back pages.

The piece is on director John Flynn's back-to-back revenge thrillers: 1973's The Outfit and 1977's Rolling Thunder and you'll find that shit on pages 54-59 HERE.

You'll also find shit in there from folks like Charlie Williams, Sandra Ruttan, Stephen Blackmoore, Patti Abbott, Jim Winter, Paul D. Brazill, Erik Lundy, and Eric Beetner.

Yeah, it's fucking solid stuff.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

The Grove by John Rector

My review of The Grove by John Rector is up at spinetingler.

Treat your eyes HERE.

I think my use of the word "treat" was a way of hipping you to the fact that this again a sort of horror-ish book in honor of Halloween.

It's either that or I'm slowly turning into a fucking powdered wigged dandy named Lord Reginald Bottomfellow III.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Caretaker or Lorne Field by Dave Zeltserman

My review of the new Dave Zeltserman, The Caretaker of Lorne Field, is up at spinetingler.

Give it a look-see right HERE.

Horror week continues here at Nerd of Noir headquarters and...jesus, I can't even pretend to be interested in coming up with a lame goblin joke or some tacky bullshit tag like that.

I'm reviewing some horror novels because we're in the month Halloween falls on. How's that bland-but-serviceable-shit grab you?

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Hater and Dog Blood by David Moody

My review of Hater and Dog Blood by David Moody is up at spinetingler.

Check that shit out right here.

Since it's the month of ghosts and ghouls (jesus christ is that fucking lame sounding) I figured I'd review a few horror-ish books the next few days starting with these two nasty motherfuckers.

If you don't like it, I don't know what to tell you other than...sorry. I'm spineless and will stop if you, the reader, tell me to.