The Bookshelf, The Parlor, The Young Texas Reader, and the Monthly

The Texas Bookshelf is different from the The Texas Parlor, http://texasparlor.blogspot.com/ . The Texas Parlor carries "general" bookish information and non-book information and even different Texana news and notes of use to the bibliographically challenged and other nosey folks intersted in historical, literary, and cultural observations. Will's Texana Monthly may carry material from either blog, but extends itself beyond those, especially for longer compilations or treatments. The Monthly, the Bookshelf and the Parlor are all companions. So, is the Young Texas Reader http://youngtexasreader.blogspot.com/ which specialized on books and such things for the youngest to the teenagers.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Cruel Plains - Michael H. Price


The Cruel Plains,

by Michael H. Price and George E. Turner, foreword by Stan Lynde.


Denton: Zone Press, 2007. http://www.zonepress.com/ pbk $15.95 160 pages ISBN 978-09796698-1-1
Over a dozen tales are featured here by these two seasoned journalists, Price and the late Turner. If you think you know Price from the comic and horror scenes, you do: http://www.comicmix.com/contributor/michael-h-price-1/ The tales start early, like in the dinosaur period, followed by the coming of the native Americans, and come all the way John Wayne being inspired by Tex Thornton for the movie Hellfighters. These stories are meant to be interesting reading and they are. You’ve got phantoms, ghosts, murders, and mayhem. If the Texas plains seem dull to you, pick up this volume. Halloween may be just the right time. (Thanks to Randy at Zone for the copy.)

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