Flashback: Korean Noir by Todd Robinson Aug10

Flashback: Korean Noir by Todd Robinson

This article was first published in issue 11. Editor’s note: Since the publishing of this article, Todd has become the proud papa of  THE HARD BOUNCE, a fabulous tough book of crime. Korean Noir: The Films of Chan-wook Park For a couple of years now, (thanks in no small part to Quentin Tarantino) the films of Chan-wook Park are being seen by an American audience for the first time. And frankly, if I’ve seen five great films this year, three of them belong to Chan-wook Park. So why haven’t you heard of him? He’s one of the most decorated directors in Asia. Due to the notoriously skewed purchase and release tactics of U.S. distributors,...

Todd Robinson’s THE HARD BOUNCE

Tyrus Books February 2013 Every so often, you stumble onto something that’s just for you. A coupon for your favorite steakhouse. The last bottle of your favorite beer at the party. The missing issue from your favorite issue of Captain America in the back issue box of the used bookstore. Or even the team card from the 2004 Red Sox team that you find at some dope’s garage sale. Reading Todd Robinson’s THE HARD BOUNCE was like that for me. If Mr. Robinson (whom I’ve not had the pleasure) had called me up one night and said, “So, Malmon. I understand you like a mystery with a good amount of ass kicking. And witty, if increasingly ribald...

The Launch of Todd Robinson’s THE HARD BOUNCE. Feb13

The Launch of Todd Robinson’s THE HARD BOUNC...

Todd Robinson, better known to some of you as Big Daddy Thug, just celebrated the release of THE HARD BOUNCE, his first novel. January 25th saw Todd launch his literary babe at The Mysterious Bookshop. Boo Malone lost everything when he was sent to St. Gabriel’s Home for Boys. There, he picked up a few key survival skills; a wee bit of an anger management problem; and his best friend for life, Junior. Now adults, Boo and Junior have a combined weight of 470 pounds (mostly Boo’s), about ten grand in tattoos (mostly Junior’s), and a talent for wise-cracking banter. Together, they provide security for the Cellar, a Boston nightclub where the...