Monday, September 02, 2013


" You should be polite as long as possible and, when you can't be polite any more, don't run."--Daniel Woodrell, Ozark "noir" novelist.

This one is so good it may make it to the header. I have not been feeling polite lately.


Malcolm Brooks said...

Haven't read the novel yet, but the film version of "Winter's Bone" makes nearly every CGI-dependent, audience-previewed flick out there look like The Monkees must have in 1966, when forced to hazard a scorched-earth stage behind a little opening act nobody had (yet) heard of called The Jimi Hendrix Experience...

It's a DAMN good flick. I have read other Woodrell, and will definitely read more.


Anonymous said...

Woodrell is a favorite. His "Woe to Live On" (aka "Ride With the Devil") is a short, brutal, beautiful take on the guerrilla war in Missouri during the Civil War. Ang Lee's film adaptation "Ride With the Devil" is also excellent and deserved a much wider audience. It's received Criterion Collection treatment.

Jim Cornelius