Friday, January 22, 2010

A Bad Day for Sorry

I haven't posted any book stuff in a while, but since the last one I recommended got a well-deserved Edgar nomination (Megan Abbott's Bury Me Deep) I thought I'd mention another pal of mine who got a nod this year. Sophie Littlefield, who hails originally from Missouri, ventures into Woodrell country with A Bad Day for Sorry, a tale of revenge and bad luck and middle-aged country ladies bearing some serious fucking grudges. It's funny and nasty and all those other things I know you like, and plus the jacket art gave me a funny happy feeling in my pants. As did the book.

Have I said too much? I have, haven't I?

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_wO8ldSjgWQE/Sr-SjeBZubI/AAAAAAAABL0/cgnxkvRxlRU/s800/bad%20day%20for%20sorry1.jpg

11 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure that's a dude in that dress. Be careful what you wish for....

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  2. Sophie churned out one hell of a first novel, and I love it even more because she came up in the so-called "electronic ghetto"of the zines.

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  3. thank you, thank you mr. scott phillips, if i had to make a top ten list of people i wish would like my book you would be on it - keith you and i both know where they keep the quality stuff - and hey anonymous, how do you know I didn't pose for the cover? and i sure as hell am not a dude

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  4. As far as I'm concerned, the e-zines are the gold standard. With Murdaland gone, all that's left in print form for our kind of material is Out of the Gutter. (Unless you want to count Aunt Bea's Quilting Mystery Magazine, or Wilfred Brimley's Mystery and Fiber Digest).

    Anyway, Sophie, you sure ain't a dude, and if that's you on the jacket then...well, that funny, happy feeling is still there,it's just...awkward now.

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  5. Incidentally, I love Out of the Gutter, lest the above comment be misconstrued. The current issue, Sexploitation, contains some of the funniest and most disgusting material currently on the stands.

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  6. i'm 46, i don't do awkward any more. also you knew i wrote for quilting publications, didn't you? f'real

    it's not me on the jacket, i was just messin with anonymous cause i think people should say who they are

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  7. You had to tell me that it wasn't you, didn't you? I'm kind of disappointed now.

    Quilter though you may be, your book is hardboiled as hell, nonetheless.

    And I'm 48, and I do awkward with greater and greater frequency....

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  8. Hell, I posted anonymously because I don't want to get shot by that tranny on the cover.

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