Sunday, November 23, 2014

Book Review: “Thuglit Issue 13” September/October 2014 edited by Todd Robinson, Kindle Edition Magazine.

I once represented a guy who dismembered his girlfriend. He not only told me he did it, but he was proud of it. He instructed me as to how to do it quickly and efficiently. He smiled with each detail expecting me to flinch but expecting this myself, I leaned in and to gain his trust, I savored every step. Needless to say he was happy to have me represent him.

That was a long time ago and I still remember every word and every step of the process. As a young lawyer it toughened me about the real world as opposed to what I had learned in the classroom. It also goes without saying, but I’ll say it, it toughened me as a human being.

‘Thuglit’ has a similar effect. It presents what it says. This is a continuing collection of tough stories by tough guys and tough gals about tough subjects. This is all about crime and criminals; all about misfits and odd sorts of people doing edgy things on the edge.

Damn, it’s my kind of magazine.

The stories are creative and unapologetic. They are highly original and raw. Brash, brutal, funny, gritty I can’t single one out. The level of writing in this ezine is better by miles than most. But don’t get me wrong, this is not noir. The actions of these anti-heroes, their dysfunctional families, friends, colleagues and acquaintances are not cloaked in shadow. The crimes and adventures committed and witnessed are out there in the open, sun bleached and stark.

This is issue thirteen. I’ve decided to go back for the prior twelve. Right now you need to feel lucky punk that I have told you about this opportunity to buy issue thirteen. So buy it now after you read this review before your luck runs out.


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