Tuesday, June 09, 2009

People With Discerning Taste

Carl Brookins, who I embarrassingly didn't know anything about before last night, is one of the people responsible for Minnesota Crime Wave, which I also knew nothing about before... 10 minutes ago.

Behold the power of Google.

Anyway, it appears that Mr. Brookins enjoyed Uncage Me.
Twenty-two stories, dark, bleak, unsettling, yet many are affirming in odd ways. You find yourself unaccountably rooting for whoever the central character is, even while you know that the end result may be—is likely to be—mayhem, murder along with painful destruction. Definitely not for the faint of heart.
Affirming. Not a word that would have ever occurred to me.

Especially after reading Guthrie's piece. The things that man does to turnips...

Point is the dude likes it.

And that's enough for me.

2 comments:

Gerard Saylor said...

He may like the book but he probably hates you.

Stephen Blackmoore said...

Well, duh. Who doesn't?