The Ax as agitprop

I avoid the political here, but sometimes the political is thrust upon me.

As a purveyor of Westlake-related news, I had planned to link to Charles Taylor’s article on The Ax (from The Nation) without comment, in a link roundup. But as the piece seems to be garnering some attention, […]

Anyone want to buy a Point Blank mirror?

Something random I stumbled across. It’s not advertised as such, but I’d know that artwork anywhere.

I don’t think I’ve seen a red version before, though. Time to start hunting for more images.

“Before Jack Reacher, there was Parker.”

Kenneth Turan reviews Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child, the latest in the Jack Reacher series. Turan compares and contrasts the Reacher character with Parker:

Reacher shares numerous traits with Parker, including living by a code of honor civilians can’t comprehend, but unlike Stark’s character he wants to […]

Extensive Darwyn Cooke Interview

You do not want to miss this.

Parker comic creator Darwyn Cooke is interviewed by The Comics Reporter‘s Tom Spurgeon. He is joined by his editor, Scott Dunbier, and former collaborator Ed Brubaker, who currently does Criminal (which has been recommended to me a million times but […]

Thoughts on Slayground (the movie)

I have just updated the Slayground movie page with my thoughts. What I wrote is below.

(The DVD contains the trailer, which I would like to upload to YouTube so I can embed it in the Slayground movie page. If anyone knows an easy, free way for […]

Westlake/Stark link roundup 5/10/09

Donald Westlake as drawn by Darwyn Cooke

It’s been awhile since I’ve done one of these–let’s see what I’ve accumulated in the past month or so.

Hey Oscar Wilde! It’s clobberin’ time!!! has Darwyn Cooke’s portrait of Donald Westlake (above). (Thanks to Will Kane of World of Kane.)

Thoughts on Slayground

There are no chicks in Slayground

I have finally written up my thoughts on Slayground over on the Slayground page (natch).

Here’s what I wrote:

Parker jumped out of the Ford with a gun in one hand and the packet of explosives in the […]

Doc Savage movie finally available on DVD

Yeah, this is somewhat off-topic, but I came to crime fiction (and eventually Parker) through the pulps, and I know I’m not the only one.

The movie isn’t very good, but it’s the only attempt to film Doc Savage to date (if you don’t count Buckaroo Banzai), […]