Tommy Red

Tommy Red
The Progressive Killer

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Leave the (political) party. Take the cannoli.

"It always seems impossible until it's done." Nelson Mandela

Right now 6 Stella crime novels are available on Kindle for just $.99 ... Eddie's World has been reprinted and is also available from Stark House Press (Gat Books).

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Johnny Porno Review/Interview with Stella ... and TK Reviews ...

Amici:

Johnny Porno Reviewed and Charlie Stella Interviewed at the New Mystery Reader.

Johnny Porno Review here:

Charlie Stella Interview here:

Is Rigoletto (the fierce Bichon-Frise in the picture) cute or what?

Thanks to Dana King for the hookup. Dana has two blog sites (From the Home Office and One Bite at a Time) where the ugly one occasionally chirps in and the discussions at each site are always respectful and interesting.


The Blonde On The Street Corner … I’ve been tempted to read David Goodis for a long time now, mostly because of Philadelphia author Duane Swierczynski’s plugging of the author over at his website. I’m glad I finally made the effort and have already ordered a few more of his works. Forget crime fiction and/or noir … this particular novel is every bit as much a literary statement as was Hubert Selby Jr.’s Last Exit to Brooklyn. The inner conflicts of a man confused about a world he’s sure he wants no part of ultimately feeds off the anger and resentments and desires he can’t deny. A Philly version of something John Paul Sartre and/or Albert Camus might’ve penned; a man’s struggles with the purpose of it all … survival in a world with little (or reason to have any) hope. I can’t wait to get hold of the rest of this guy’s works. Truly great stuff.


The Siege of Krishnapur … by author J. G. Farrell, published in 1973, was a Booker Prize winner dealing with the absurdity of a class system under severe stress. Although the theme is a serious one, the novel is often hilarious … yet, I found myself struggling at times (a 4 day read is very unusual for me). I felt I got it (and that most readers would also) within the first 200 pages; that the remaining 140 were unnecessary (or certainly could’ve been edited down). The Padre’s religious rants became a nuisance over time and I found myself peaking ahead to where they ended so I could just jump there. I read it for a book club I belong to at work and we’ll be discussing it Monday evening.

Hey, Chaloots!

This one is for the Talented Ms. Horsely ... from one of my Top 10 Films of all time. There are so many GREAT lines in these clips ... one of my favorites being: "What you need that fancy suit for, Charlie? You got no job to wear it to, man."



“They took my thumb!”



Check out the trailer:



Pre-order Johnny Porno here:

—Knucks