L’Amourapalooza

Monday, June 26, 2017

My wife’s Aunt Judy, fellow bibliophile, gifted me with her entire L’amour collection. Thanks, Judy!!! You can see it there in stacks and stacks of  its glory. In…

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One Sword for Love

Friday, June 23, 2017

I finished another Gardner Fox historical earlier this week, and it was a cracking good one. Any of you who love a good Harold Lamb swashbuckler would have…

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Reviewing

Friday, June 16, 2017

I finished Gardner Fox’s The Bastard of Orleans the other day. It sure started strong, and in the first 40-60 pages I thought I might be reading another…

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Pacing and Drafting

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Following up on my post about the strengths of hardboiled fiction I come to the strengths of some of these old historicals. I’m about halfway through Gardner Fox’s…

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Gardner Fox Swashbucklers

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Back in 2015 I was pretty thrilled by Gardner Fox’s old historical The Borgia Blade. You can find that review here. I was quite pleased by that one,…

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Private Eye

Friday, April 21, 2017

Here at Jones central things have been on the quiet side lately, which is nice. I’m working away on the revision of the second novel of my new…

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Thinking of Poul

Monday, February 6, 2017

I was exchanging notes with Scott Lynch about a grand short story he’s got coming out soon, and he happened to mention how much he’s been enjoying some Poul…

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Belated Birthday

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Here’s to Robert E. Howard, creator of my favorite genre, sword-and-sorcery, on the anniversary of his birth. Raise high your goblets and drink deep. What is best about…

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Last Stop for Ki-Gor

Monday, December 5, 2016

Over the last few days I finally finished the last unread Ki-Gor novella in my possession, Slave-Caverns of Molundu, and after setting it down I think I’m done reading…

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Return to the Jungle, Ki-Gor Style

Monday, November 28, 2016

If your to-be-read pile is anything like mine, sometimes stuff leaps ahead for no good reason. For instance, I have a score of books I’ve actually been looking…

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