Dana King's Blog – February 2009 Archive (3)

Twenty Random Things ABout Me, by Sam Spade

(Cross posted at One Bite at a Time)



1. After drinking with the Fat Man, I now sometimes say, "When."

2. I don't miss Archer. He used to eat lunch at a cheap Mexican joint and fart all afternoon.

3. I don't have to try to look tough. I always wear shoes two sizes too small. My feet are killing me.

4. My draft board classified me 4-F when they caught me coming out of Mitchell… Continue

Added by Dana King on February 16, 2009 at 11:51am — 1 Comment

Sean O'Brien and The Given Day

(Cross posted on One Bite at a Time.)



Sean O’Brien has written a rambling, somewhat disjointed piece for The Times Online titled “Laws of the Thriller: Sean O’Brien on the ups and downs of thriller writers.” (Thanks to Sarah Weinman’s terrific blog, Confessions of an… Continue

Added by Dana King on February 13, 2009 at 5:44am — 7 Comments

Reviewing the Reviews

(Cross posted at One Bite at a Time.)



Book reviews have received a lot of attention lately, largely been because newspapers are dropping them faster than a banker can endorse a bonus check. Various web sites are picking up the slack. Most online booksellers post reader reviews, which may be of dubious merit. Some are written by the writer’s friends; others may be written by competitors with an ax to grind before placing it directly… Continue

Added by Dana King on February 12, 2009 at 1:23am — 3 Comments

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