"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.




Friday, February 27, 2009

Rawson and Bardsley in the new PWG

Keith Rawson, that twisted bastard who was my sort-of collaborator on "One More Mess," has a story in the latest issue of Plots with Guns. Keith's "Clinical Trial" shows us a man tackling his relationship problems in a way that would make Dr. Phil shit himself. There is also story by badass Greg Bardsley. "Crazy Larry Smells Bacon" turned my lifelong hatred of Alvin & the Chipmunks into a new phobia.

If you've never read these guys before, PWG #5 is a damn fine place to start. That way you can brag you were into them before they hit it big. Better do it fast.

5 comments:

Keith Rawson said...

Praise from Caesar, Patrick. Thanks for the plug, and as long as I'm here I'll plug my friend Frank Bill's new one, Beautiful even in Death, which happens to be in the exact same issue. Frank could give you a run for your money in the down and dirty country noir, Patrick. Give it a read when you get a chance.

gregbardsley said...

Thanks, Patrick ... Sounds like you like crazy noir, too ... Can't wait to sink my teeth into No. 5 tonight .... There seems to be some damn fine stories up in that piece ... Congrats on Uncage Me, by the way.

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

I'm going to make time to hit the rest of the issue tonight.

David Cranmer said...

It's another fine issue from Neil Smith. That M-N-S story was very unique and I'm looking forward to reading the rest over the weekend.

Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

I took a break from writing last night and read the other stories. A damn good issue over all, plus it was nice to see photos of some classy people there for a change.