REVIEW: MOTEL WHORE & OTHER STORIES by Paul Heatley

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‘WARNING – CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE, SEXUAL CONTENT, AND SCENES OF VIOLENCE. SHOULD NOT BE READ BY ANYONE.’ So reads the back cover shout line. I got a giggle, glance and uptight squint from a few people who noticed this, and the title, when reading it in public. A book can be a good person filter. …

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J. BOWIE INTERVIEW: by Paul D. Brazill

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I’m a big fan of his, so was truly chuffed to be asked by Paul D. Brazill to do a short sharp interview for his own site. Hangover cures, militia supervised Cambodian dance-offs, The Hacienda and bucket lists were all covered… Also comments on ‘Transference’ (#2 in the Black Viking P.I series). ‘Joy Division’s ‘Transmission’ …

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UNTETHEЯED: Why the backwards R?

Bukowski mows the beach
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So, why the backwards R in the title of UNTETHEЯED? “Я” is a letter in all the Cyrillic alphabets for Russian, Ukrainian and Belorussian languages – pronounced “ya”. “Я” is  also an aesthetic that’s been adopted by everyone from Russian Revolutionary artists, bands like the Manic Street Preachers, by western animations and many more…[view here] …

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BUKOWSKI QUOTES

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As lovers of dirty realism we consider Hank (Bukowski) among the masters if not the grand master himself. So, being among those that inspired UNTETHERED… and to quote him back as he said of John Fante, ‘he was my god’ – here we go with a few of his quotes that stuck to the mind, …

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BRISTOL NOIR ‘SHORTS’ COMING SOON!

E-zine of Crime Noir short stories
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BRISTOL NOIR ‘shorts’ coming soon featuring articles, reviews, ideas and short stories. ———————————————————————————————- Bristol Noir will start posting items here on inspirations; from Paul Auster to Bukowski, Jack Vettriano to HR Giger, Joy Division to the Stone Roses and the cities of Bristol and Manchester…also with reviews covering old and new releases in the hard-boiled, …

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