Ed McBain writes with intensity and ambition. He goes so big that at times it could easily come off as pretentious or even “purple,” but the material is so blue collar that it balances things out and somehow works. The Pusher is the third book in the seemingly never-ending 87th precinct series. Both in plot and …
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Buy my first novel, Casting Shadows Everywhere: available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble When a bullied 15 year old asks a professional burglar for advice, he gets life lessons… and death lessons. Be careful what you ask for. Killing someone is a lot harder than you’d imagine. Physically harder, I mean. On TV a …
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As I was reading Bossypants, I commented to a friend, “Tina Fey seems a lot colder in text. Almost mean. She’s funny, but she seems like the kind of person that wouldn’t like animals or something.” What does she say toward the end of the book? You guessed it: “And I have no affinity for …
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As a movie critic, Roger Ebert’s writing was always thoughtful without being pretentious and charming without being manipulative. In just a few words he could get across big concepts and a lot of personality, but, though he was a great entertainer, he was always honest and never pandered to his audience. His memoir continued this …
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