CONSIDERING WESTLAKE: EX OFFICIO

Donald E. Westlake was no stranger to pseudonyms. His career began with several, as he made his way through the adult markets. Then came Richard Stark, of course. Tucker Coe, of course. But his final release for 1970 appeared under a one-off name. It’s a political novel—not really a thriller per se—and it hit stands […]

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MOVIE MONDAYS: KLOVN FOREVER

When we were kicking off our reviewing career, Trista and I submitted a lot of reviews in the first few months. It cooled down to one a month eventually, but anyone in the reviewing/blogging/website updating biz will tell you that content is king. We took that to heart. I suppose it did not hurt that […]

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Dreaming Dreams No Mortal Dreamed Before: Mira Grant’s Final Girls

When Esther Hoffman arrives at Dr. Jennifer Webb’s mental health facility to do a story on the notorious researcher’s strange new therapy methods, she brings a lot of personal baggage. Esther’s own backstory involves a tragedy involving supposed repressed memories being brought to light, and Dr. Webb’s strange method rings too close to this for […]

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MOVIE MONDAYS: THE HOT ROCK

Synopsis: After getting out of prison, John Dortmunder (Robert Redford) teams up with his brother-in-law Andy Kelp (George Segal) to steal the Sahara Stone, a priceless African treasure. However, fate and/or coincidence align against his efforts, causing Dortmunder to get involved with capers set at 1) a museum, 2) a prison, 3) a police department’s […]

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