"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.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Deep Thoughts from Tough Guys: Make-That-Deadline-You-Lazy-Bastard Edition

“For the first time it came to me that we’re damned every bit as much by the things we don’t do as by the things we do.”

—Lew Griffin in Black Hornet, ©1996 by James Sallis.

1 comment:

pattinase (abbott) said...

Maybe more because they often involve a conscious decision-making process whereas we jump into action, sometimes without thought. Sure like Sallis.