Dana King's Blog – December 2009 Archive (4)

Female Protagonists

(Also posted on One Bite at a Time.)

Christa Faust recently linked her blog to an article she wrote for Los Angeles Magazine on the fetishization of beautiful female victims. (It’s well worth your time; I’ll wait until you finish.)

I don’t read as much crime… Continue

Added by Dana King on December 30, 2009 at 4:05am — 3 Comments

Flash Fiction Challenge

Dan O'Shea ia hosting Crash and Burn - The Steve Weddle Memorial Airport Flash Fiction Challenge over at his blog Going Ballistic. Links to all entries can be found there. It's a good group.

My entry, "Shoeless Joe" is on my blog.

Added by Dana King on December 16, 2009 at 6:30am — No Comments

The Tide Goes out, the Tide Comes In

I was so proud of myself. Twenty books that I knew I’d never read again, their only reason for existence in my office to take up shelf space that could be used for books I will read again, or at least want to keep. This afternoon I boxed up all that excess and took it to the local thrift store, where someone could at least get some value for them. My good deed for the day.

Then I got to wondering what kinds of books a thrift store carries. Parked the car and went in the front… Continue

Added by Dana King on December 14, 2009 at 6:49am — 6 Comments

The Insidious Effects of British and Irish Crime Fiction

(Also posted on One Bite at a Time.)

I read a lot of British and Irish crime fiction and enjoy it. Ray Banks, Mark Billingham, Ken Bruen, Declan Burke, John Connolly, Allan Guthrie, Declan Hughes, Simon Kernick, Val McDermid, and Adrian McKinty come to mind—alphabetically—off the top of my head; I’m sure I missed a couple. (Stuart Neville’s Ghosts of Belfast on my TBR pile, for example.) Right now I there are probably more… Continue

Added by Dana King on December 12, 2009 at 1:56am — 4 Comments

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