Monthly Archives: August 2011

  1. Mostly Redneck: Excerpt

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    August 18, 2011 by markstani

    Here’s an excerpt from a story called ‘The Howling’ from ‘Mostly Redneck’, a gritty short story collection by Rusty Barnes …
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  2. Mostly Redneck

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    August 17, 2011 by markstani

    Mostly Redneck, the new short story collection by Rusty Barnes – author, poet and proprietor of the superb Fried Chicken …
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  3. One Inch Wonders #20: A Common Pornography

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    August 16, 2011 by markstani

    This is a great, painful, fractured, funny book. You can get an e-book version ridiculously cheap here. When I was …
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  4. Pigeon English

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    August 15, 2011 by markstani

    Let me say, Stephen Kelman’s Booker Prize-longlisted Pigeon English (pub. Bloomsbury) is no comedy. But as we follow its narrator, …
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  5. Wilt

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    August 14, 2011 by markstani

    (This is the latest in my series of short stories based on the Olympic sports): Write clearly in blue or …
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  6. Mario Vargas Llosa

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    August 13, 2011 by markstani

    I’ve been on a Vargas Llosa binge since picking up The Bad Girl in my local library a few months …
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  7. One Inch Wonders #19: Fierce People

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    August 10, 2011 by markstani

    Dirk Wittenborn’s ‘Fierce People’ (pub. Bloomsbury, 2002) is a tale of what happens when a normal coming-of-age kid gets thrust …
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