anthology. Mostly I jumped back and read it to get me to stop reading the stories out of order but also because the first time I got down with the crazy woman who made me crazy, we were drinking Maker's. Anyway, the story was good. Any story about a cop drinking on the job is worth reading. There's something nice and subversive about featuring robbers in Dick Cheney masks as well. On a whole, my kind of story.So in addition to the research I'm doing on slasher films, I occasionally get a chance to read a short story out of two anthologies I am working my way through. I recently read "Maker's and Coke" by Jake Hinkson, which is the story that kicks off the Beat to a Pulp
My dad bought me the Best American Noir anthology, edited by James Ellroy and Otto Penzler, for Christmas. Of course, I flipped right to the Jim Thompson story and read it, only to realize I'd already read it in a different anthology. No matter. I'm currently working my way through Lawrence Block's "Like a Bone in the Throat." Holy shit, that is one sick story! Next story I'll take a look at is Ed Gorman's since I've already read his story in the BTAP anthology.
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