January 2013 Blog Posts (2)

Music In Crime Fiction #2: James Lee Burke - A Stained White Radiance

"I passed the old prison cemetery, where those who die while incarcerated do Angola time for all eternity; the bulldozed and weed-grown foundations of the sweat boxes on Camp A (there had been two of them, upright, narrow cast-iron places of torment, with a hole the diameter of a cigar to breathe through, the space so tight that if a convict collapsed his knees and buttocks would wedge against the walls); the crumbled ruins of the stone buildings left over from the War Between the States…

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Added by Spyros Katsigiannis on January 24, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Music In Crime Fiction #1: James Lee Burke - Black Cherry Blues

"The rain spun in the yellow arc lights over the cafe parking lot. It was empty inside, except for a fat Negro woman whom I could see through the service window in the kitchen, and a pretty, redheaded waitress in her early twenties, dressed in a pink uniform with her hair tied up on her freckled neck. She was obviously tired, but she was polite and smiled at  me when she took my order, and I felt a sense of guilt, almost shame, at my susceptibility and easy fondness for a young woman's…

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Added by Spyros Katsigiannis on January 19, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

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