Friday, December 24, 2010

FFB Past.... and now... 2011!

So as we approach the new year it's time to take a look back and see what has come before... to this end I present my 2010 in Friday Forgotten Books.

thursday, november 18, 2010

FFB: The Green Eagle Score by Richard Stark

thursday, november 11, 2010

FFB: Impossibly Funky: A Cashiers du Cinemart Collection Ed Mike White

thursday, november 4, 2010

FFB: Men, Women, and Chainsaws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film by Carol J. Clover

friday, october 29, 2010

FFB: The Nocturnals

friday, october 22, 2010

FFB: The Rainbow Cadenza by J. Neil Schulman

friday, october 8, 2010

FFB: Warday by Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka

friday, september 24, 2010

FFB: Toy Soldiers By William P Kennedy

thursday, august 19, 2010

FFB: book I loved when I was 23!

L.A. Confidential by James Ellroy

thursday, august 12, 2010

FFB:Transmetropolitan Vol. 1: Back on the Street by Warren Ellis

thursday, august 5, 2010

FFB Echo: Murder Among Children by Tucker Coe (Donald Westlake)

thursday, july 29, 2010

Friday Forgotten Book: Dutch Uncle by Peter Pavia

thursday, april 29, 2010

FFB: THE SPECIALISTS by Lawrence Block

thursday, april 22, 2010

FFB: Yellow Dog Party

thursday, april 8, 2010

FFB: Video Trash and Treasures by L.A...

FFB: Video Trash and Treasures by L.A. Morse

thursday, april 1, 2010

FFB: Texas Wind by James Reasoner

thursday, march 25, 2010

Friday Forgotten book: Detroit PD series by Tom Logan

thursday, march 18, 2010

FFB: The Brendan Voyages by Tim Severn

thursday, march 11, 2010

FFB: Call it Courage written and illustrated by Armstrong Sperry

thursday, march 4, 2010

FFB: Jack London in Paradise by Paul Malmont

thursday, february 25, 2010

FFB: The Zoot Marlowe

thursday, february 18, 2010

FFB: No Sleep Till Canvey Island by Will Birch

thursday, february 11, 2010

FFB: The Strange Case of Edward Gorey by Alexander Theroux

thursday, february 4, 2010

FFB Another Fine Myth by Robert Asprin

thursday, january 7, 2010

FFB- Christian Pulp?

The plan for 2011 is to have a new FFB every other week... see you then.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Closed until 2011

Well, I have had some computer issues that last couple of days, and I have big plans for The Restless Kind in 2011. So I am going to take the rest of the month off from posting to get my computer stuff straightened out and get started on the new content for 2011.
More to come.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Books Nov 2010

Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution

by Sara Marcus

The title say’s it all--- it’s a lot more about the experience if girls during the late 80’s and early 90’s. Members of Gen X coming of age in a post sexual revolution, post - Title 9, post - Feminist age. There is a lot of anger about boys bubbling underneath the surface. Often I have trouble with that, as the anger is directed at those who inherited the culture, not those who created it and allowed it to persist. At any rate I liked that it did document some of the things like Rape Lists on college campuses that people don’t acknowledge happened, on the other hand the exclusive nature of the movement and the fact that many of the young women are now wives and mothers wasn’t addressed….

Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut by Rob Sheffield

I didn’t really think about the connection but following all that Riot Grrrl history is a different take on roughly the same time, only this time the focus is music and the life of the author relating to that music. The book is more like a collection of short stories with each chapter somehow related to a song from the time the story takes place. Some of the stories are better and more engaging than others, some are just ok. The book is worth reading just for the chapter (I disremember which one is it) where the phrase ‘no worries’ having supplanted ‘Whatever’ as thee dismissive of out times.

The Green Eagle Score by Richard Stark

I don’t think that I really need to say any more about how amazing the Richard Stark books are…. I do however think that my FFB post on this one was one of the best of my FFB post of the year.

Songs of Innocence by Richard Aleas

This was my Hard Case Crime book for the month, and it was a good one. I had been putting off reading it for some reason, I’m not sure why. It’s a great tale of a former PI who looks into the suicide of his lover and finds, well let’s just say that if you know James Ellory’s one word summary of Noir, you can imagine what happens in this one. It’s a solid, tight, engaging read and the ending while I saw the reveal coming is not for the faint of heart.

I am still working on my John D MacDonald for November and expect to have two of his titles on my December list….. along with the latest from James Ellroy, and a few other books that I have been collecting dust atop my too be read pile.