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Donald Hamilton, 1916-2006

Just read the news over at Mystery*File that Donald Hamilton is gone.

So damn sad. I went through a serious Hamilton phase in Fall 2001,

where I tracked down and devoured the first dozen Matt Helm adventures,

back to back. I'm pretty sure it was Ed Gorman who said that JFK was a

weenie because he preferred James Bond to Matt Helm; I'm inclined to

agree. Forget the Dean Martin movies; look at the original novels.… Continue

Added by Duane Swierczynski on April 3, 2007 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Thanksgiving in April

As if I needed any more reason to want to see Grindhouse as soon as humanly possible... here's comes this twisted little bit o' sickness from Eli Roth, the creator of such life-affirming movies as Cabin Fever and Hostel. It's a faux trailer for a slasher flick called… Continue

Added by Duane Swierczynski on April 2, 2007 at 9:11am — 1 Comment

Why I Never Changed My Name

(Simulcast at secretdead.blogspot.com.)

"Duane Swierczynski" is quite a handle, isn't it? But hey, don't blame me. I've tried to change it before. Throughout my senior year of high

school I submitted short horror stories to whatever markets I could

find, including markets way out of my grubby little immature reach.

Markets like…

Added by Duane Swierczynski on March 26, 2007 at 12:37am — 9 Comments

Say Everything?

(Simulcast at secretdead.blogspot.com.)

It's been a while since I read a piece that split me down the middle. Such was the case with Emily Nussbaum's "Say Everything," in this week's
New York magazine. Nussbaum details what she calls the new generation gap: kids,

teenagers and 20somethings who…

Added by Duane Swierczynski on March 13, 2007 at 10:06pm — 3 Comments

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