Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Name Of The Game Is Death, by Dan J. Marlowe

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas. I sure did. I got a lot of nice presents and had a very nice time with family. I am still enjoying my Amazon gift card and I received another gift card on top of that one. So, I have a lot of reading to do and a lot of book buying as well.

As promised, I want to share a few things about Dan Marlowe's The Name of the Game Is Death.  I will start by saying that I really enjoyed the book. I was pretty sure I would. If you are a fan of heist novels, then this is the story for you.

It is about a bank robber who sets out on a journey to find his old partner and the hidden money from a previous bank robbery they did together. He ends up in a small town in Florida and trouble ensues.

The tale opens with the bank robbery. After the opening action, we get a couple of chapters of back story on the main character. Then, it is on to the meat of the story. This nasty little piece of pulp is full of violence and steamy romance, all culminating into a fireball of an ending.

 I like this book so much that I'm going to read everything of Dan J Marlowe's that I can get my hands on.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Personal Writing Breakthrough

I was stuck on a certain point having to do with the current story that I am thinking through. I guess what I was having trouble with was trying to make the pieces of the story fit together in some sort of logical way. So what I did, unwittingly, was walk away from it. And today while I was driving, the answer came to me on how to marry all the elements of the story. I love it when that happens… It is like a grand revelation.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Dan J Marlowe

Hello! I am writing today to gush about an author I have discovered that I like. Right now I'm reading his very famous book, The Name Of the Game Is Death. So far, it satisfies my hard-boiled Jones. I really love the rough prose. It is very similar to a Parker novel by Richard Stark. I will try to have an official review when I finish the book. And I will write more about Marlowe as I learn more about him. But, on to the gushing. I intend to read everything this man is written. I can't say enough good things about him. I've heard some people say that besides the book One Endless Hour, his other books are not that great. Despite that, I am going to read them anyway. Well that's about all I can say right now.