Thursday, February 15, 2007

Blue Cheer; Nut Job of The Day; Never Trust a Headline

Here's a review of the book I pushed so enthusiastically a few weeks ago.
You rally should get this one from Point Blank Press.

From Booklist
Blue Cheer by Ed Lynskey

PI Frank Johnson, who moved to rural West Virginia in search of
peace and quiet, stumbles on his noisiest case yet when a
Stinger missile explodes in the air over his property. He thinks
it ought to be a simple matter to find out why the missile was
in the skies over West Virginia, but when he is beaten up, and
then his best friend’s wife is murdered, Frank quickly realizes
he has caught the tail of a monster. Soon he is hot on the trail
of a cult called the Blue Cheer, and stopping their murderous
plans means putting his own neck right in the line of fire. This
is the second novel to feature Frank Johnson (following The
Dirty-Brown Derby, 2006),and it definitely lives up to the buzz
the author has been generating among genre enthusiasts. Lynskey
has a sure hand, and he tackles the PI genre like a veteran,
packing the book with great lines like "Awaking the next morning
on the cusp of the DTs, I quit drinking cold turkey, a knack the
Black Irish carry in their genes." Top-of-the-line hard-boiled
fare from a novelist and a small press we hope to hear more from
in the future.
— David Pitt

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Nut Job of The Day


Rep. Virgil Goode (R-VA): Without the 'surge', US currency may read "In Muhammed We Trust".

(Flashback: Rep. Goode warns that America will be overrun by Muslim hordes.)

--Josh Marshall

Never trust a Headline:
Ed here: I saw this stry headlined as the following on three different sites:
"Jim Carrey calls Tm Cruise a "big joke." Here's the full story:

JIM Carrey isn't a $20 million-a-movie man anymore. "I don't want to pick scripts just to keep me in the status-phere. You have to take the plunge to expose your true self," the rubber-faced funnyman tells Time. After several comedy duds, Carrey has turned to horror with "The Number 23," a low-budget shocker about a man consumed with numerology. He also admits his reputation may be taking a dive: "Everyone gets to be the big joke for a year. That's this business. Last year it was Tom Cruise. I could be the next Kathie Lee Gifford."

2 comments:

Mystery Dawg said...

Ed,
I loved this novel and will be blogging about it next week. Ed Lynskey is going to be a big name shortly. If readers need more evidence of this man's talent you should check out all the short stories that he has written over the past few years. All of the signs were there!

Cap'n Bob Napier said...

Cruise will be a joke for a long time to come.