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John Perich

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While working in a variety of Boston-area tech startups, John Perich has still found time to write and publish several gritty crime thrillers, particularly the Mara Cunningham series (Too Close To Miss in 2011; Too Hard to Handle in 2012).

A Baltimore native but a Massachusetts resident, John teaches and practices jiu-jitsu, turns a winking eye to pop culture on Overthinking It, samples whiskey indiscriminately but responsibly, and rocks a mean karaoke mic.


Average rating: 3.61 · 322 ratings · 57 reviews · 3 distinct works · Similar authors
Too Close to Miss (Mara Cun...
3.52 of 5 stars 3.52 avg rating — 282 ratings — published 2011 — 3 editions
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Too Hard to Handle (Mara Cu...
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Too Late to Run (Mara Cunni...
4.35 of 5 stars 4.35 avg rating — 17 ratings — published 2014 — 3 editions
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1. I recorded an Overview (freelance commentary track) for Terminator 2 with the guys from Overthinking It. We talk about religious symbolism, robots and qualia, motherhood, and Public Enemy’s significance in the early Nineties’ popscape. Download it today and rewatch T2 ahead of, or in lieu of, Termin...

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Drills by Rory Miller
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Written for experienced martial artists and instructors. The ideal reader is someone who knows their style well enough to know its gaps - not faults in the style, but areas where a master of the style would fall short.

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The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
The Name of the Rose
by Umberto Eco
read in June, 2015
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A Drink Before the War by Dennis Lehane
A Drink Before the War (Kenzie & Gennaro, #1)
by Dennis Lehane (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2015
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Shows the hallmarks of a first novel, but still possessed of the grit and style that herald Lehane as a writer.
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Blood and Iron by Auston Habershaw
Blood and Iron (Saga of the Redeemed #2)
by Auston Habershaw (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2015
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A slam-bang conclusion to the Iron Ring saga. Properly read as Part II of, and immediately after, the first book in the series. Full of swashbuckling action.
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Million Dollar Outlines by David Farland
Million Dollar Outlines
by David Farland (Goodreads Author)
read in June, 2015
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A bit jumbled, and some of the ideas feel more dated or less valuable than others. But the core insights into finding the conflicts that drive a character, and plotting those conflicts out over the arc of a story, are worth the purchase price.
"Yes! Finally, Blood and Iron, Part 2 of the Saga of the Redeemed, is released today! Do you know how hard it is living with all these spoilers in my head? It’s really hard. Every time somebody would walk up to me and start talking about what they ..." Read more of this blog post »
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The Death Freak by Clifford Irving
The Death Freak
by Clifford Irving (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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Stock men's adventure of the 70s/80s variety. The politics are predictable, the racial aspects cringingly dated, and the sex enticingly shallow. Distinguishing this story are the technical elements: both rival protagonists are experts in unusual meth ...more
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The Tusk That Did the Damage by Tania James
The Tusk That Did the Damage
by Tania James (Goodreads Author)
read in May, 2015
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An excellently crafted story. It's hard to imagine three less sympathetic characters by their short descriptions alone - a privileged American film student making a documentary in South India, a poacher, and an elephant who's murdered so many people ...more
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Mumbo Jumbo by Ishmael Reed
Mumbo Jumbo
by Ishmael Reed
read in May, 2015
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Like Thomas Pynchon crossed with Things Fall Apart (the Roots album, not the Achebe novel, though there's plenty of that too), salted with plenty of David Foster Wallace. And yet Reed predates and informs all of those. Hep and hilarious, enlightening ...more
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“No two social scientists agree on what “fascism” really is (though everyone agrees it’s terrible!). But historical examples that most people agree to call fascist states all had in common a strong national ideology and a standing army. The State is not just the governor in a fascist country: We are the State, the State is Us.

The State is the source of polite behavior and moral instruction. And we know our State – and therefore our ideology – are better than that of neighboring States because our standing army is so much stronger than theirs. If our army is defeated, it has nothing to do with insufficient manpower or poor strategy or losing the arms race. It’s because we were sabotaged by traitors, or because the National Will at home wasn’t strong enough (see “We are the State”; above).

Such circular reasoning appeals to the hunter-gatherer instincts which ten thousand years of civilization have not yet eradicated. We want to belong to a tribe. We also want to belong to the right tribe: the strongest tribe, the one that can best protect us. And we want to provide for the tribe with which we identify so closely. Appealing to people’s desire for strength and safety can open any door.”
John Perich

“Whatever you're meant to do, do it now. The conditions are always impossible.”
Doris Lessing




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