Friday, November 29, 2013

Book Review: Miyuki Miyabe, All She Was Worth (1992)

Honma, a police inspector on medical leave, is approached by his nephew to find the nephew’s missing fiancée. After this, nothing much happens other than an investigation and a primer in Japanese debtors. Worth a read if you have a particular interest in things Japanese. Grade: C-

Monday, November 18, 2013

Pulp Poem of the Week

You can’t erase it all,
not even half of it.
Half my life surrendered to gray
screens the size of my thumbnail,
each flare carelessly shot
from my phone to another
now rocketing back,
landing in my lap like a cartoon bomb,
its wick lit.

          Megan Abbott
          Dare Me

Monday, November 4, 2013

Pulp Poem of the Week

They can be dangerous,
that don’t look dangerous.
Not looking dangerous
what makes them dangerous.

          Terry Pratchett
          Thief of Time