Darwyn Does it Again

October 28, 2013 in Books, Friends by pewestlake

Don had long maintained that he would not allow the name “Parker” to be used in a film unless the filmmakers agreed to produce a series instead of another one-off. The producers of the recent Jason Statham film, Parker, did
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SFF Audio Podcast: The Comedy Is Finished

August 4, 2012 in Books, Friends by pewestlake

Back on March 11, when this website was still in the throes of technical difficulties, I had the pleasure of joining in on a podcast discussion of The Comedy is Finished with Jesse Willis from SFF Audio and Trent Reynolds
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While We Were Out

July 24, 2012 in Books, Friends, Screens by pewestlake

Been a long time getting this site back to normal. Lots of updates while it was in safe mode. There will definitely be separate blog posts coming in the near future but, for now, here’s an annotated list of the
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Maxim Jakubowski on Donald Westlake

March 2, 2012 in Friends by pewestlake

After a long delay, I hope to reset the site with a new host very soon. Meanwhile, here’s an interview I did with Maxim Jakubowski while on a recent trip through London. Until 2009, Maxim was the owner of the
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Meanwhile, on Twitter…

November 18, 2011 in Books, Friends by pewestlake

@ExtAngel Glenn Kenny Goddamnit. I should never go to the gym while I’m in the MIDDLE of a Richard Stark novel. 14 hours ago via Twitter for BlackBerry®   @WDGagliani W.D. Gagliani Openings: John Dortmunder was a man on whom
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Her Favorite Author

November 18, 2011 in Books, Friends by pewestlake

By Daniela Gitlin on her blog   Westlake wrote quirky, smart stories about quirky, smart people living full lives outside the law. Sure, they go down quick and easy as escapist trash. But to think they are trash would be
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Not For Sale

November 17, 2011 in Books, Friends by pewestlake

From Seacoast Online – Portsmouth, NH   Even with more than 3,000 titles in Mainely Murders and 10,000 in their ever-expanding collection, Keeney and Whetstone admit there are books they will never sell.   “I collect Richard Stark, which is
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Forgotten Books: The Jugger by Richard Stark

November 15, 2011 in Books, Friends by pewestlake

by Ed Gorman (on his blog)   How’s this for an opener? I’m about to review the worst book Donald E. Westlake ever wrote. Don’t take my word for it. Here’s Westlake himself speaking.   “I spoiled a book by
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Darwyn Cooke Talks About Parker

November 15, 2011 in Books, Friends by pewestlake

    by Josie Campbell, Staff Writer for Comic Book Resources   At the 2011 Long Beach Comic Con, artist Darwyn Cooke and IDW Publishing Special Projects Editor Scott Dunbier joined forces on the Darwyn Cooke panel to talk about
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