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David N. Meyer

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Influences
Robert Stone; Lester Bangs; Elmore Leonard

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July 2012


Author of TWENTY THOUSAND ROADS: THE BALLAD OF GRAM PARSONS AND HIS COSMIC AMERICAN MUSIC
(Random House)

THE BEEGEES THE BIOGRAPHY
(Da Capo Press)

A GIRL AND A GUN: THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO FILM NOIR
(Avon Books)

THE 100 BEST FILMS YOU'VE NEVER HEARD OF
(St. Martin's Press)

co-author of THE BOOK OF THE SUBGENIUS

under the pen name Lloyd St. Alcorn

HALBERD, DREAM WARRIOR

ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS

THE SERPENT MOUND

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Twenty Thousand Roads: The ...

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The Bee Gees: The Biography

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3.65 avg rating — 52 ratings — published 1996
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4.04 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 1998
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The best book I've read in the last ten years. Almost impossible to describe; a story of motherhood, a boy growing up, too much intelligence all around, the search for love.


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And I thought the movie - one of my favorites - was bleak. Hughes has compassion for all her unreliable narrators and combines their pathos with the perverse suspense of wanting to see the guy get away with it and get what he deserves. She's a great ...more
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"I couldn't put this book down. Sara Gran writes a great noir mystery with none of the usual male BS. Instead, like City of the Dead, she burrows into the underbelly of a city (this time 1950s New York), and portrays each character with a clear-eye..." Read more of this review »
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I read Claire DeWitt in the City of Death first, and that's a meta approach to the detective novel, in which modern ingredients like rap, big-ass trucks, Hurricane Katrina and AK-47s meet Jungian mysticism.

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