I don’t hate Jane Austen. I only despise her literary work.
To prove I mean no malice for the woman, I’ve included a heart-felt apology at the bottom of this post, one that defines my page’s headline: … 678 more words
MANILA: A WOMAN OF MYSTERY, A FEMME FATALE
by NOEL KING
Manila Noir ed. Jessica Hagedorn (New York: Akashic Books, 2013)
WHILE THINKING about what to mention in this review it occurred to me to contact Akashic Books much as, a few years ago, I had contacted a number of small-independent presses in Australia, the UK and the US (Fremantle Arts Centre Press, Scribe, Serpent’s Tail, Bitter Lemon, Steerforth Press, Dennis McMillan Publications) to try to get a sense of how they managed to continue, even thrive, in a much-changed world of… 3,406 more words
The gang was gathered, the beer was cold, the night was young.
Molly Mosutko was back in town and, as was her wont, had lured some poor schmuck into buying her drinks for the evening, a strong jawed country boy, unaware that he was slated to be cast aside the minute he looked for anything deeper than skin with Miss Mosutko. 457 more words