Benjamin Sobieck's Blog – October 2010 Archive (6)

Review: "South of Shiloh" by Chuck Logan

Minnesota crime author Chuck Logan came up with the biggest jerk of a protagonist ever in "Absolute Zero." I gave the novel its own absolute zero in this review. But there was something about ol' Chuck that I liked. No matter how much I hated his characters, his writing style piqued my interest.

I decided to give him another chance, this time with…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on October 28, 2010 at 10:25pm — No Comments

Crime Fiction Readers Secretly Want to Kill Everyone – Including You

At least, I think they do. If released into the wild, crime fiction readers would be the first to put a pitchfork through their neighbor for spite or profit.

Read my interview with Susan Whifield here: http://bit.ly/d8DomD

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on October 22, 2010 at 11:59pm — No Comments

6 Books Everyone (Including Your English Teacher) Got Wrong

Found this over at Cracked.com. It's interesting to read how many classic books continue to be misinterpreted, such as "Alice in Wonderland" (not a drug trip, it's actually about algebra), "The Jungle" (not about bad meat, it's actually a call for socialism), "Fahrenheit 451" (not about censorship, it's about the threat of TV).



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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on October 21, 2010 at 10:09pm — 1 Comment

Reasons to Read My October Newsletter

1) It's got a free full audio book (5 nice hours long) available for you to download or listen to streaming.

2) It features a book review that uses the words, "a fiction reader's equivalent of a fighter pilot pulling four Gs for a hole straight into hell."

3) It's got video of a psychic detective getting embarrassed on live television.

4) It's free...of herpes.

Click here to read my October 2010 newsletter.


Added by Benjamin Sobieck on October 15, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Review and Read for Free

I'm in need of reviews for my flash fiction collection ebook, "4 Killer Crime Stories in 4 Minutes." I'll send it to you free if you post that review (good or bad) on Barnes & Noble.

That's it. Nothing to lose. You don't even have to like the ebook.

Just reply to this thread or send me a message.

Thanks!

Added by Benjamin Sobieck on October 4, 2010 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Psychic Detectives: Crime Fiction or Crime Fact?

In my pursuit of all things crime fiction, I came across this video. To the question of whether psychic detectives have any merit, we can say case closed in this instance.



What do you think about psychic detectives? I think they are more lucky than psychic.



James Randi, the host in this video, makes a good point. Why don't psychics pick up images from an item's history prior to the crime? As a knife enthusiast, I enjoy sharpening knives for…

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Added by Benjamin Sobieck on October 3, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

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