Five (sort of) Books That Changed My Life: Jedidia...

  I have been struggling to land on a good Five _____ That Changed My Life for this here Crimespree blog, and have a couple half-written and totally overwrought pieces that I’m abandoning – Five Christian Rock Albums That Changed My Life and The Story of My Life in Five Dead Pets – but with the recent passing of my friend and inspiration Cortright McMeel, I’ve been reflecting on how much his publication Murdaland magazine changed my life. So, books. Just plain ol’ reliable books, is my piece.   Murdaland Issues 1 and 2- posi-fucking-lutely changed my life. It crystallized the concept I would channel my own writing efforts...

Good-Bye Sookie, It’s Been Nice!!

Lego build and photos by Ruth Jordan

FRANK SINATRA IN A BLENDER – in Lego

 

THE TRINITY GAME by Sean Chercover – reviewe...

A pile of Lego and THE TRINITY GAME fresh in our heads…. so...

Laura Lippman Reviewed in Lego

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HELLO KITTY MUST DIE – Book Review

HELLO KITTY MUST DIE Angela S.Choi Tyrus Books April 2010 “Hello Kitty” – term referring to educated, well-mannered Asian-American women….. Fiona Yu- educated, well mannered Asian-American woman determined to kill her inner “Hello Kitty”. HELLO KITTY MUST DIE; the best debut novel I’ve read this year. There is a joy about this manically sublime and entirely over the top book that’s hard to describe. The only way I can explain it is to say I now believe I belong to a secret club. This is the book to present the argument , “Good mysteries can be warped and funny”. As the novel opens Fiona is working on downgrading her “Hello Kitty” status....