Friday, August 28, 2009

Thomas Perry - more Pelecanos than Price

Burned through Thomas Perry's expertly-assembled thriller Silence recently and meant to post about it. NY Times review here. Perry writes concisely, moving through scenes briskly - not without attention to detail - but on the Hemingway side of things rather than Proust....or, to put it another way, more Pelecanos than Price.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Saturday, August 15, 2009

True Blood Season 1... top of the second tier

Good stuff, this show. Not 1st tier HBO, but sad to say those shows - The Wire, Deadwood, The Sopranos - just don't seem to be getting made anymore. Not enough sex, maybe? True Blood, on the other hand... vampies + southern gothic + sex = greenlit second season, third, and beyond no doubt...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

RIP Rashied Ali

Harvie Krumpet... wow!

Well, Wallace and Gromit it ain't, but dare I say Harvie Krumpit is equally original. Dark but uplifting, peculiar and unlike anything else.

Monday, August 10, 2009

link to facebook fan page

Harris Eisenstadt on Facebook

Richard Price, why'd ya let it happen?

Another in a series of fantastic books

that turned into a (I don't even have the nerve to see it to confirm that it's a) terrible movie.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

Thick as Thieves... pretty hilarious

Thick as Thieves, some classic midseventies British humor. Bob Hoskins plays a petty criminal who comes back from three years "in the nick" to find his wife Annie shacked up with his former conman partner and best mate Stan (Inspector Morse John Thaw). A sadly-only 8-episode threesome ensues. Worth searching out...