"You know what? The bastard blows me out of the water. This guy writes Maine like Ardai writes New York. If you're not reading him, you don't know what you're missing." --Chris F. Holm, author of The Big Reap, The Wrong Goodbye and Dead Harvest.

"Bagley's got the poet's eye, but that doesn't mean everything is prettier in his work. It means the ugly stuff is more vivid. More intense. Like a sudden switch from analog to HD. And that's a trait to very much admire in his work." --Anthony Neil Smith, author of Hogdoggin', Yellow Medicine, The Drummer and Psychosomatic.




Saturday, February 23, 2008

Yellow States

Would you vote for this man?
I did.

Seems Bleak House Books is starting a book club, and they’re letting readers decide which of their new titles will be the first pick. The list of Bleak House candidates is far more impressive than that in our current presidential primary clusterfuck.

Anthony Neil Smith’s latest novel, Yellow Medicine, is one of the contenders. I’ve already expressed my admiration for this book. Voting ends March 15, and the winner will be announced the next day. Go vote. Go. Now.

And remember: if you don’t vote for Neil, the terrorists win.

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