The Employment Score

A quick personal note.

I GOT THE JOB!!!!!!

As long-time readers know, I’ve been struggling ever since the economy collapsed at the end of 2008. I’ve managed to get by on freelance gigs, contract work, and occasionally the grace of God, but I’ve had nothing like a permanent, stable position. Throw in selling a […]

Westlake Score: Adios, Scheherazade

NB: A version of this post also appears on Existential Ennui.

Let’s have a Westlake Score, shall we? Namely a UK first edition of Adios, Scheherazade, published in hardback by Hodder & Stoughton in 1971, the year after the US Simon & Schuster first. Quite an uncommon book this one: it […]

News for week ending 2013-02-22 (open thread)

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News for week ending 2013-02-15 (open thread)

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Fourth (fourteenth?) anniversary

Lots of stuff going on in my so-called “real life” at the moment, so this post is late and a bit more perfunctory than last year’s. But I did want to mark the anniversary, even if it is late.

As I’ve mentioned before, I think of the real anniversary of the current VWOP […]

News for week ending 2013-02-08 (open thread)

News for week ending 2013-02-08 (open thread) […]

Westlake Score: The Jugger

NB: A version of this post also appears on Existential Ennui.

I unveiled the bulk of the Westlake—or rather, Richard Stark—Scores I acquired from Alan White Fine Books in one great big splurge of a bloated blogpost on Wednesday, but I kept one back because it dates from slightly earlier in […]

Westlake Scores: Gold Medal Parkers

NB: A version of this post also appears on Existential Ennui.

So apparently there’s some movie out in the States starring Jason Statham and based on the nineteenth novel in a twenty-four-book series featuring a cold-hearted taciturn career criminal. Dunno what that’s all about, but whatever it is, I’m certainly not […]

News for week ending 2013-02-01 (open thread)

News for week ending 2013-02-01 (open thread) […]