Fiction Mingle

man, I’ve had people do illustrations for my stuff before, and had people send me CDs of music they’ve made based on my stuff (which rocked), but never audio, like, augmentation like this. also, win a DEMON THEORY.

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Handling the Undead

Last summer — months after everybody else then as well — I finally hit LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, and was so completely impressed. To say it better: I was so impressed that the movie adaptation seemed pale to me, incomplete, boring. Which isn’t at all to say it wasn’t a wonderful film (I dig the American remake as well), but to say that no way was it matching up to the wonderful experience the book had been.

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It Came From Del Rio

ones that got away

[ no ISBN yet, Steve, so no purchase point, no cover you can release, what am I supposed to do here, loser? ]

–> you can post a thumb of the author photo, yeah?

[ yeah, whatever. I’m sure that’s exactly what everybody wants ]

–> and, and I’ll kind of do a write-up that’s not a write up about the book, maybe?

from the back of the book :

it’s this dad, this dad on the lamb, hiding down in that old fugitive myth of Old Mexico, when he’s offered a job too good to refuse. but, but things on the border, they’re complicated. especially death. fast-forward to fifteen years later, and there’s this zombie slouching up from where he was buried. not to eat brains, but to get a little justice, wear a giant rabbit head along the way. to maybe reconcile with a daughter he thought long gone, a journey that’ll take him into his past and into all our futures, from Mexico to Austin, and maybe, just maybe, explain this latest rash of chupacabras as well.
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Every Good Thing That Could Ever Happen in a Movie, it Just Happened in Machete. And then Some.

I remember, I remember

I remember

The night Grindhouse opened, I somehow lucked into sitting there at the Alamo Drafthouse, where the cups were special that night, matched the movie somehow, and the trailers, man: Hobo With a Shotgun, Thanksgiving, and Machete. Danny Trejo not just in a bad-ass role, but inhabiting that character. Explosions and blood all over the place. Robert Rodruguez taking El Mariachi and giving him a blade, not a pistol.

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