Category Archives: Books Publishing and Writing

‘Tis Their Scalps or Ours

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: The warrior in the oak had maintained a quick, though ineffectual fire, from the moment of his discovery. But his aim was interrupted by the vigilance of his enemies, whose rifles instantaneously bore on any part … Continue reading

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The Merest Stray Phenomenon

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Tess was the merest stray phenomenon to Angel Clare as yet — a rosy, warming apparition which had only just acquired the attribute of persistence in his consciousness. So he allowed his mind to be occupied … Continue reading

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Book Notes: “God Save the Mark” by Donald Westlake

Blowhard, Esq. writes: I enjoyed this Westlake, winner of the Edgar Award for best novel in 1968. Fred Fitch, a gullible sad sack, inherits $300,000 from his con man uncle and soon discovers that someone is willing to kill him to … Continue reading

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“The Roosevelt Myth”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: I had a good time reading John T. Flynn’s “The Roosevelt Myth.” Even many of Roosevelt’s fans will admit that his administration was, well, a little bonkers. But Flynn presents it as nothing short of revolutionary … Continue reading

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Damn Your Mitts

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Dinah said she would prefer anything to being shot at again. I said it was all right with me, though I would rather have tried to find some path back to the city. We followed the … Continue reading

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Beyoncé, Carly Rae Jepsen, and The Song Machine

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Beyoncé has released a new album, Lemonade, to predictably rapturous reviews. Ever since her halftime performance during the 2013 Superbowl, her every emanation has been greeted by the Beyhive with an ecstasy that puts the average Marvel movie fanboy … Continue reading

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An Interesting Lesson in Female Psychology

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Kerim forked up a strip of fish and tore at it with his teeth. He drank down a half a tumbler of raki. He lit a cigarette and sat back in his chair. ‘Well,’ he said … Continue reading

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