Marc Songini’s BOSTON MOB Reviewed

BOSTON MOB Marc Songini St Martin’s Press Ok first off this book came out 2 years ago when I was off in my self imposed exile. However in the last 2 years I have read it at least 5x. I’ve made myself a student of American Mafia History. It always seemed to me that cities other then Boston had the most notable myths and legends. Yeah Boston had Whitey but at this point who gives a fuck about Whitey. I’m so sick of everything related to that motherfucker. I’m just gonna leave it at that. For years I thought Boston was rather boring concerning organized crime. I knew there was some sort of war between Irish gangs during...

The Everything Box by Richard Kadrey Reviewed

THE EVERYTHING BOX Richard Kadrey 2016 Harper Voyager One of my fondest memories is sitting down and interviewing Richard Kadrey. I wasn’t in the best of places at the time and almost backed out. I’m glad I didn’t. One thing I’ve in life I’ve found to be very rare, is to be able to have a conversation with somebody, who knows certain songs or have had the exact same film scenes imprinted on the lives. I could have talked to him for hours. The interview was based around the release of one of the Sandman Slim novels. That series is badass. I’m not going to go on about that here. If you don’t know...

57 Channels and Nothing On

This time last year, Sons of Anarchy was finishing it’s 7 season run. While the show had its element of cheese, you can’t deny that it was well written and throughly entertaining. Hell, Stephen King was a fan and did a cameo on the condition he would be able to ride a red Harley. It had characters to love and care about and ones to hate with a passion. It had heart. The fan base grew every season. Kurt Sutter is a evil genius with a bad attitude and uncompromising vision. The show ended on a solid note. Then came the New Year and a bleak television landscape. It seems like television has hit a low point. Yes there have been a...

PANDEMIC by Scott Sigler

PANDEMIC Scott Sigler Publisher: Crown Release date: January 21st, 2014 Trilogies are a strange animal. 3 separate pieces that make up a whole. Now as you know, it takes time to write even 1 book let alone 3. During the time it takes to write those 3 pieces of the puzzle, all sorts of things can happen. For instance, Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy, it started out strong. Then in the 2nd movie you had the motherfucking Joker. That nutjob lit the screen up. But then, Heath Ledger died and everything changed. The question becomes about how do you end strong when the key piece is gone? You have to take the remaining pieces and form an...

ONE MORE BODY by Josh Stallings

Heist publishing Release date: October 6th, 2013 Ever since I discovered Josh Stallings I have constantly wondered why he isn’t more known. Stallings is like an indie punk band whose records are only known to the hippest few who are in the know. That is a cool thing but at the same time you know that if there ever was a band that deserved to be playing arenas, it’s this one. However, Stallings isn’t for everyone. He pulls no punches. If you are of the squeamish nature and dare to enter his world, he will hold you by the scruff of your neck and force you to take a long look at some serious demons. One More Body is the 3rd book in the Moses...