Tag Archives: Cormac McCarthy

“The Counselor” (2013)

Blowhard, Esq. writes: Given my distaste for him, I probably have no business reviewing this movie, the first based on an original screenplay by Cormac McCarthy. However, when I found out it was about a lawyer and was coming out around my birthday, … Continue reading

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Linkage

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: Shouting Thomas is having bear troubles. Have you noticed how many scientific and/or academic studies are done on toys? In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that some college is offering a degree in Barbie Studies. … Continue reading

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“Blood Meridian,” a Western for People Who Hate Westerns

Blowhard, Esq. writes: This summer I read two wonderful novels, Hombre and Valdez is Coming, early Westerns written by the masterful Elmore Leonard. After finishing those books I decided it was time to tackle one of the Big Kahunas of the last … Continue reading

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Michael Chabon Likes Genre Fiction, Punts on Endorsing It

Blowhard, Esq. writes: In a recent NYT interview of Michael Chabon for the Book section, the following exchange took place: You can suggest three books to a literary snob who believes genre fiction has no merit. What’s on the list? … Continue reading

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