Thursday, June 13, 2013

Welcome Aboard!

Hello, Everybody!

I'm a novelist and playwright.  Yes, I'll be doing a whole bunch of self promotion, but I'm also going to write about books, plays and movies I think are cool so  this blog won't be just a bunch of "Look at me!"

What do I think is cool?  Here's a quick list:

H.P. Lovecraft
The Parker Novels by Richard Stark
Film Noir
The plays of Sheila Callaghan
Octavia Butler
Charles Bukowski
R. Crumb
The plays of Kato McNickle
Orson Scott Card
Greek Mythology
Game of Thrones
Mad Men
Walking Dead

This list is by no means exhaustive.  It should give you a basic idea about my tastes.  I like my fiction pulpy.  If I read "literary" fiction it'll be somebody like Junot Diaz.   I like strong writing, but I want a cool story, too.  The average New Yorker short story bores me to death.

What am I reading right now?  THE GOD PROBLEM by Howard Bloom, non-fiction about how the universe was created.  It's way overdue from the library.  If looking at the true nature of the universe doesn't blow your mind, you aren't looking hard enough.

Okay, that's it for now.

Michael R. McGuire

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