If ever the expression "Don't judge a book by its cover' applied, It is to Tim Bryant's A World Of Hurt. The cover is of a hard case in a cowboy hat, pointing a rifle out of a window at the reader, conjuring up a paperback tale about the law of the gun. If you crack it open though, you'll find Bryant working on a richer and more complex level, than your average shoot-em'-up as he delivers this entertaining yarn. First, he gives us a unique protagonist in Wilkie John Liquorish
THE HARD WORD BOOK CLUB CELEBRATES SPILLANE CENTENNIAL WITH DISCUSSION AN MOVIE; THE GIRL HUNTERS You might not know, but the Hard Word has it's own BookClub. We read and discuss some of the best and toughest in crime fiction and westerns. This month is real special. This March marks the hundredth year of Mickey Spillane's 100th year of birth. His two-fisted, forty-five wearing PI and angel of vengeance Mike Hammer paved the way for both Frank Miller's Sin City and Lee Child'
David Mamet's new novel Chicago. follows a Great War vet and newspaper man, Mike Hodge, hunting down those who killed the woman he loved in the corrupt Windy City of the prohibition era. No surprise, the novel is filled with wonderful dialogue, painting the place and era with it's newspaper offices, burlesque houses, and high tone brothels. I felt very lucky to ask one of our most acclaimed writers a few questions about his book and approach to it. 1. What did you want to exp
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