Drag The Darkness Down: A Novel
by Matt Baker
Odom Shiloh is in trouble. His job is going nowhere, his marriage is on the ropes, and running over a French cyclist in Memphis didn't help. Now his sister, the piano virtuoso Birdshit, has run off with a local high school football star. Enter Blakey Flake, an art history teacher and armchair philosopher turned private investigator: off they go in search of Birdshit, encou...more
Published 2009 by No Record Press
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Nov 10, 2009 Jim rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: People who like the Southern lit extra gothicky
Drag The Darkness Down was a pleasure to read. Although the worlds the stories inhabit are completely different, it reminded me of Michael FitzGerald's Radiant Days in that I thought I had the book pegged (I thought it was going to be a kind of Jack Pendarvis-type picaresque) and then it did this amazing back-flip into weirdness I never saw coming and just kept getting darker and stranger in a way that made me re-think everything that I thought about the characters and their situations. That is...more
Clarence Matthew Baker (December 10, 1921 – August 11, 1959) was an American comic book artist best known for the costumed crimefighter Phantom Lady. Baker was active as early as the 1930s and 1940s Golden Age of comic books. He also penciled an early form of graphic novel, St. John Publications' digest-sized "picture novel" It Rhymes with Lust (1950). His specialty was good girl art, a comics...moreMore about Matt Baker...