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Totalitarian Fiction

Sep 26, 2011 in Books, Film, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

We kick off our week-long celebration of the publication of THE REVISIONISTS by Thomas Mullen, a book that Publishers Weekly called (in a starred review) an “excellent thriller set in the near future” and that Library Journal (also in a starred review) called “an outstanding dystopic novel.” Here, Mullen examines the world of totalitarian fiction. […]

A Conversation with Matthew F. Jones

Sep 22, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

A Single Shot is in many ways a different breed of noir than other, less daring works of crime fiction—particularly in regard to the way the novel ends. Was choosing a fate for Moon difficult for you? Or did it simply seem like the natural conclusion all the way through your writing process? (Did you […]

A Single Shot‘s Journey to the Screen

Sep 20, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

In our ongoing celebration of the publication of the first Mulholland Classic, A SINGLE SHOT, author Matthew F. Jones details the ongoing story of how a book becomes a film. The history of A SINGLE SHOT’s journey to the screen (a history yet in the making) is a torturous one that extends almost back to […]

Six Angles of Wrath: An Appreciation of Matthew F. Jones’ A SINGLE SHOT

Sep 19, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts, Mulholland Authors

In 1996, Daniel Woodrell was one of the first to weigh in when Matthew F. Jones’ acclaimed novel A SINGLE SHOT was first published, writing: “Jones owns a fine writer’s eye for the kind of details that matter” in a review that ran in The Washington Post. As Mulholland Books brings A SINGLE SHOT back […]

Do Guns Make the Man?

Sep 16, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts

Weaponry is highly effective in defining characters. After a thousand years, we still know the legend of King Arthur and his mystical sword, Excalibur. Other distinctive weapons that define their characters: The hammer of Thor; light sabers in Star Wars – quoted by Obi Wan Kenobi as “an elegant weapon.” Only the elite Jedi use […]

George V. Higgins: An Appreciation of Boston’s Balzac

Sep 13, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts

While clerking at a chain bookstore in Norfolk, Virginia a zillion years ago, I once watched in wonder at how a particular customer went about choosing her reading material. She was a regular, who worked in one of the nearby office buildings and who came in to get a book on her lunch break on […]

If You Lived Here, You’d Already Be Home

Sep 12, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts

For the past several weeks, I’ve been on book tour for my novel, The End of Everything. Tours are funny things—marathons of sorts, running from city to city, hopping time zones, talking endlessly about yourself and your book until you want to plug your ears and hide under the table. And then punctuated by moments […]

Save The Last Dance for Satan: An Interview with Nick Tosches

Sep 09, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts

In celebration of the publication of NickTosches’ new book of essays on the music business and his appearance tonight at the New York Public Library’s Jefferson Market Branch Library (8 PM), we’ve re-published a conversation thatTosches recently had with NYPL librarian Marie Hansen. NYPL: According to Conversations with Ernest Hemingway, Hemingway wrote a strict average […]

Two Reviews of BLOODLAND by Alan Glynn

Sep 08, 2011 in Books

Alan Glynn’s Bloodland hits bookstores in the UK today and in the US in January. We’ve been given permission by Bookgeeks.co.uk and Shots Magazine to reprint their reviews of this timely international thriller. From Bookgeeks. Review by Mike Stafford. Bloodland is the third thriller from Alan Glynn, author of The Dark Fields (now known as […]

The Past, Present and Future of Tartan Noir

Sep 08, 2011 in Books, Guest Posts

“Too much black for the white.” That was the assessment of the Ayrshire novelist George Douglas Brown when asked what he thought of his novel, The House with the Green Shutters, over a century ago. It’s also, perhaps surprisingly, a very apt summary of a modern phenomenon known as Tartan Noir. In both tone and […]