Razorblade Tears Quote of the Day

Three narrow-looking white kids sat behind a glass display case that served as the sales counter. A bearded guy, a clean-shaven guy who was sporting a monocle, and a girl who looked like she had just stopped wearing light-up shoes a week ago.

Razorblade Tears, p. 51

Outrageous! Hilarious! Outrageous AND Hilarious

Okay, okay, I’ll share a litte of the plot. Just a teensy morsel. If you don’t want to know the smallest detail, DO NOT READ THIS POST.

Ike, a black man who runs a landscaping service, and Buddy Lee, a white alcoholic (So nice to write WHITE alcoholic instead of black alcoholic or Native American alcoholic, the usual literary tropes), are thrown together when their sons who were living openly together, are murdered.

You can appreciate what a strain this puts on both men, who are just about as macho as can be.

The opening scene is at the funeral, so this isn’t much of a spoiler. Buddy Lee is able to persuade Ike to help him hunt for their son’s killers.

First stop: The Rainbow Review

The Rainbox Review is on the third floor,” Ike said.

“Yeah, that sounds pretty gay,” Buddy Lee said. Ike cut his eyes sideways at him.

Razorblade Tears, p.45

Photographing Public Art Challenge (#8): Halloween Swag

Self still playing catch-up!

Halloween’s just around the corner. There was a time when self’s house was mobbed by roving bands of children, but now the neighborhood’s aged (so has she) and she mourns those times.

Still, the neighbors do have a very good Halloween game!

Thanks to hosts of the PPAC Challenge, Cee Neuner and Marsha Ingrao.

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